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Airways Plan by Ligado, the Former LightSquared, Advances at FCC

  • Company wants to use former satellite airwaves for broadband
  • Regulator seeks comments; earlier plan had raised GPS concerns

Regulators on Friday asked for comments on Ligado Networks’ plan for a new broadband network, marking a step forward for the company formerly known as LightSquared.

Closely held Ligado said it has revised a plan that aroused concerns its network would interfere with the global positioning system, or GPS, the Federal Communications Commission said in a notice seeking comments through June 16. Ligado needs FCC approval for its airwaves plan to send broadband over frequencies formerly reserved for satellite.