Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces released the following statement upon the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ruling that that LightSquared will inevitably interfere with other devices, including GPS products:

“I am glad that the FCC has realized what our military leaders and Congress have been saying all along – LightSquared’s proposed network will dangerously impair GPS receivers and our military’s ability to train and operate. This responsible step by the FCC, albeit months late, is encouraging. I hope that they will continue this course and will not allow any harmful interference to our national security GPS network.  Congress will have to safeguard this spectrum, whether it is held by LightSquared or any successor.”