There is no mess. Lightsquare leased satellite only spectrum. After they leased it they tried to convert it to ground base us as ground base use is way more valuable than satellite only.
Unfortunately for them it will jam GPS, so they must go back to their original plan for satellite broadband. They took a huge gamble and lost. The GPS industry owes nothing and the Government owes nothing.
FYI, GPS was paid for by US tax payers. We own GPS. Lightsquare is trying to screw all americans out of our investment. -- ...brought to you by Carl's Jr.
Why should LS pay anything to use the spectrum that they already bought? Seems like if GPS followed the rules this wouldnt even be at issue. Why should the government pay anything? Just because you didnt get caught breaking the rules dosnt make you less at fault when you eventually do. This is squarely on the GPS industry and rather than fixing THEIR problem they spend money they could use to bitch about LS. I use GPS and its very useful to me. Its neither my or LS fault and neither should pay to fix it!