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The GPS Fiasco: The Difference Engine: Off the Radar

As a result of regulatory haste and a lack of long-term vision on the part of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and former satellite operator SkyTerra (LightSquared), GPS coverage of America may soon go bust. What would this mean for the country? Airlines can expect endless series challenges with regard to navigation. Motorists, boat-owners, television broadcasters, the police, anybody who uses a mobile phone, all of the countries armed forces, all emergency services and even farmers would be adversely affected. How did this happen? And what are the FCC and LightSquared’s plans to solve this potentially disastrous situation?

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