The LightSquared Network: An Investigation of the FCC's Role

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee
House Commerce Committee
Friday, September 21, 2012

Background Memo

This hearing will examine the process and decision-making leading up to the FCC’s grant of a conditional waiver to LightSquared on January 26, 2011. The hearing will focus on whether the FCC’s handling of LightSquared was consistent with prevailing FCC policies, procedures, and precedents.


Mindel De La Torre
Chief, International Bureau
Federal Communications Commission

Julius P. Knapp
Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology
Federal Communications Commission