AOPA: Congress is going to step in on GPS Interference

Congress to hold hearings on threat to GPS network
A House panel will meet Friday to hear from critics of a Federal Communications Commission plan that would bring wireless Internet connections to some 100 million people. The FAA and several other government agencies have raised concerns that the technology could cause conflicts with GPS systems and undercut the government’s plan to modernize the air-traffic control system. “It will overwhelm the signal from the GPS,” says Jim Kirkland, general counsel of GPS manufacturer Trimble Navigation. USA TODAY (3/9), AOPA Online (3/9)

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