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Air Force Wary of GPS Interference From LightSquared's Successor

  • U.S. general says he wants more tests on Ligado Networks plan
  • Company says its new approach won't impinge on GPS signals

The Air Force command that operates U.S. military satellites remains concerned that mobile broadband service proposed by the former LightSquared Inc. will interfere with GPS signals, its top official said.

General John Hyten, head of the Air Force Space Command, voiced his wariness before a House Armed Services panel Tuesday as the company, now called Ligado Networks LLC, tries to revive prospects to become a U.S. mobile provider.