Sprint and LightSquared were all set on their venture to begin delivering 4G LTE to Sprint’s customer base however, there’s one small stepping stone. And by small, I mean huge as heck. The FCC has presented quite the challenge in a number of areas for LightSquared primarily in regards to an alleged GPS interference issue. The entire ordeal has moved to the FCC inquiring public approval before moving forward. However, Sprint isn’t allowing the matter to linger any longer than it needs to. The carrier would still like to use LightSquared to assist in rolling out 4G LTE speeds to its customers however, they’ve given the company a deadline of six weeks to straighten matters out before they look elsewhere for services. The folks over at BGR managed to get a statement from LightSquared:
“Sprint and LightSquared have agreed to extend our network agreement through mid March. Sprint continues to support our business plan to bring wireless broadband to more than 260 million Americans and our ongoing efforts to work with regulatory agencies to resolve interference concerns.”
So, stay tuned to Talk Android as we see if LightSquared can reconcile things with the FCC by mid March. Im sure there is a plethora of Sprint customers that would love to see 4G LTE speeds on their network, 260 million to be exact.