ACPA and the other 30 member organizations of the Transportation Construction Coalition (TCC) wrote to the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee Leaders to express concern with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) acceptance of Ligado Network’s recent application to provide 5G services nationwide.

Specifically, the TCC opposes Ligado’s proposed network, stating, “it would interfere with Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and other signals used in and around transportation construction sites.”

The letter to Chairman James Inhofe (R-OK) and Ranking Member Jack Reed (D-RI) further states, ”(n)ew and innovative machines that require signals are critical to the productivity, efficiency, and safety of construction sites. Increasingly, technology is used to survey construction sites, including the location of buried and overhead utilities, to facilitate precision grading, and to enhance material application. It is also used to prevent theft of construction equipment and provide real‐time monitoring for equipment maintenance.”

“Available data shows significant interference from Ligado’s proposed network to many existing GPS receivers,” the letter states, adding, “Such interference with existing signals would be disruptive to the many benefits GPS and other signals bring to construction sites.” Click here to read the letter.

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