The Coalition To Save GPS Smells Bad

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1)  There are too many old school organization members that are trying to protect turf.
2)  The lobbying groups behind the organization have conflicts of interest?
3)  Light Squared paid for spectrum and now they are being prevented to use it?
4)  It seems like the sole purpose of the organization is to destroy a company Light Squared that is doing something very disruptive in the communications space.
5)  Light Squared has no customers yet and has not been tested in the real world.
6)  Please share other reasons this organization might be a fraud below.

Here is how the organization describes itself and you can read more at
Representatives of a wide variety of industries and companies have joined a "Coalition to Save Our GPS" to resolve a serious threat to the reliability and viability of the Global Positioning System (GPS).  A national utility upon which millions of Americans rely every day.
To safeguard GPS, the Coalition seeks a number of remedies from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which recently granted a waiver to a company called LightSquared that allows them to repurpose the satellite spectrum immediately neighboring that of the GPS. 
LightSquared plans to transmit ground-based radio signals that would be one billion or more times more powerful as received on earth than GPS's low-powered satellite-based signals, potentially causing severe interference impacting millions of GPS receivers - including those used by the federal agencies, state and local governments, first responders, airlines, mariners, civil engineering, construction and surveying, agriculture, and everyday consumers in their cars and on handheld devices. 
Here are some of the member organizations trying to block the use of spectrum to improve cellular coverage in remote areas that don't have cell towers.

Aeronautical Repair Station Association (ARSA) Ag Leader Technology AGCO Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Air Transport Association (ATA) Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Line Pilots Association, International (ALPA) American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) American Petroleum Institute (API) American Car Rental Association (ACRA) American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) American Council of Engineering Companies/Council of Professional Surveyors (ACEC/COPS) American Rental Association (ARA) American Sailing Association (ASA) Associated Society of Agronomy (ASA) Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Association of American Geographers (AAG) Association of American Railroads (AAR) Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Avidyne Corporation BoatU.S. - The Boat Owners Association of The United States California Land Surveyors Association California Space Authority (CSA) Canadian Owners and Pilots Association (COPA) Case New Holland Caterpillar Deere & Company Delta Air Lines Edison Electric Institute (EEI) Equipped to Survive Foundation, Inc. (ETSFI) Esri Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association (FEMA) FedEx Fire Department of New York (FDNY) Garmin General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) GROWMARK, Inc. Hemisphere GPS Inside GNSS International Air Transport Association (IATA) Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITS America) Leica Geosystems MACHINE CONTROL Online Magellan GPS Maricopa County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Mid-Atlantic Aviation Coalition-New Jersey (MAAC-NJ) National Agricultural Aviation Association (NAAA) National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) National Cotton Council of America (NCCA) National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) Networkfleet New World Systems North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) North Dakota Implement Dealers Association (NDIDA) OmniSTAR Orienteering USA OXBO International Corporation Payment Assurance Technology Association (PATA) PeopleNet Ltd Regional Airline Association (RAA) Reinke Mfg. Co. Inc. Southwest Airlines SurveyorConnect The Manitowoc Company, Inc. TomTom Topcon Positioning Systems Trimble UPS USA Rice Federation VERIPOS

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