GPS Reliability Threatened.

Written by Chuck Baier
July 31, 2020

A controversial order by the Federal Communications Commission, which slipped through in the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, could threaten the reliability of hundreds of millions of GPS units, according to BoatU.S., the nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters.

BoatU.S. says an April 22 decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give mobile satellite services operator Ligado Networks, a private equity company, the green light to build and operate a land-based industrial 5G (fifth generation) wireless network will negatively impact the reliability of the nation’s Global Positioning System and harm boating safety.

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Chuck Baier

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