2 posts • joined 18 Jan 2012
The public owns the spectrum
Yes, the public owns the spectrum. Privates license it for use. And such licenses come with stipulations. The January 2011 waiver came wirth strict coinditions with regards to interference with GPS, conditions that do not look liek they have any chance of being met. The recent petition to try to get the FCC to rule that GPS is entitled to no protections with regards to that spectrum has been seperated from the waiver issue by the FCC (prudent move), and the public comment period is expected for petitions of this kind. They can petition to try have a declaration that GPS cuases cancer if they like, it is their right, but that does mean there is any chance in hades that the FCC will agree.
As for GPS listening into that spectrum, there is no law agaisnt that. If GPS users wanted to stampedee pink rhinos into that spectrum it is not up to the licensee to prohibit it. And the FCC has not ever prohibited GPS from listening into that spectrum. Cry all they want, they do not "own" the spectrum, the public does.
Spitesquared might be a better name
Certainly changed their tune since this plan first aired:
There should be no interference.
Ok,. there is inteference, so we'll change our plan
Ok, so the new plan has interference, we'll build filters
Ok, so there is interference, but it is the fault of the GPS people
Ok, there is interference, and everyone hass to accept it!
Ok, there is interference, but we've been authorized to make that interference since the year 1066
What interference? It is all based on rigged tesats!
Huge conspiracy! GPS causes cancer! Tinfoil hats to protect against GPS!