Thursday, January 19, 2012

Lightsquared questions tests saying GPS could be compromised

Lightsquared, a tech company in Reston VA planning to offer a super wireless broadband, says the tests that show interference with GPS devices were rigged, as in this story.

In theory, Lightsquared’s products could become a keystone strategy for offering reliable broadband in remote areas, or in areas exposed to storms. There is obvious advantage to homeowners if they don’t have to depend on physical wires staying up to keep their connections.

The same idea is becoming common in home security, as companies (ADT, Ackerman, etc) are now using cellular wireless connectivity to headquarters instead of landlone phone. 

There was an earlier story on Lightsquared Sept. 15, 2011. 

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