LightSquared Gets Two Week Extension

Washington, D.C., June 15, 2011 – Today LightSquared requested – and was granted – a two week extension to file the FCC-mandated Working Group Report. Jim Kirkland, Vice President and General Counsel of Trimble, a founding member of the Coalition to Save Our GPS, issued the following statement:

“After pushing the FCC to order an accelerated review of the interference issues raised by its proposed service, a process that has consumed massive governmental and private resources, LightSquared has now unilaterally sought to delay the process for two weeks. The working group results show devastating interference to GPS and no proven method of mitigation. Delay will not change these results. These results are the same results the FCC had had before it granted the waiver. It is disappointing that LightSquared has misused its control over the process to delay this filing. It’s time for Lightsquared and the FCC to stop squandering resources and move on to spectrum that does not impact GPS.”