On a special hour-long The Communicators, Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO of LightSquared, discusses the company's effort to build a $14 billion high-speed wireless network and concerns that its network might interfere with GPS global positioning equipment, including some used by the military. Sanjiv Ahuja wrote a full-page letter to the American public published in some newspapers this week discussing the need for the wireless network and how LightSquared is addressing the issue.
According to LightSquared's website, the company is creating an "open wireless broadband network" using a "technology called Long Term Evolution (LTE), the most widely adopted 4G standard in the world." The LTE network would work with commercial satellites to provide nation-wide wireless coverage.
As President Obama is pushing investment in national broadband infrastructure, some Republicans in Congress are comparing LightSquared with the solar company Solyndra and alleging cronyism between the Obama Administration and the the company.
The Communicators airs Saturday at 6:30 pm ET on C‑SPAN and Monday at 8 am and 8 pm ET on C‑SPAN 2.