WASHINGTON (AP) — A battle is brewing over a new, ultra-fast wireless Internet network.
Device makers, public safety officials and the Pentagon say they worry it could interfere with everything from airplanes to police cars.
A Virginia company called LightSquared is building a nationwide broadband network using airwaves on a band next to those used for GPS. Opponents warn that the planned network could jam existing systems.
There's disagreement on how expensive a technical fix might be and there's no agreement on who should pay. Government officials pledge to block LightSquared from turning on its network unless they receive assurances it won't cause a problem.