Broadcast Newsline: July 15, 2011

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This week's Cotton Newsline is 3 cuts.All cuts are Bill Norman, Vice President of Technical Services for the National Cotton Council.

Suggested Introduction 1
Earlier this year, a company by the name of Light Squared, proposed a new satellite based wireless broadband network.Bill Norman, Vice President of Technical Services for the National Cotton Council, says it would be a new 4g telephone network that would operate in a spectrum of radio frequency adjacent to that which is assigned for precision GPS which is used in precision agriculture.

Suggested Introduction 2
Norman says the Council along with other agriculture groups are a part of the Save Our GPS coalition and continue to follow this issue.

Suggested Introduction 3
According to Norman the amendment prohibits funding for the FCC to remove conditions on or permit certain commercial broadband operations until the FCC has resolved concerns of harmful interference by these operations on GPS devices.

 
 
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