Summer 2013

Don't Mess With GPS

Article by Ryck Lydecker
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Two years ago a cell-phone business start-up, whicht could have disrupted Global Positioning System (GPS) signals for boaters and everyone else, was denied a broadcast license, thanks in part to an ad-hoc coalition that told the Federal Communications Commission, “Don’t Mess with GPS.”

Vowing to continue to protect the GPS radio spectrum, the GPS Innovation Alliance formalized in mid-February. BoatU.S. is a founding affiliate member. The GPS business and user advocacy coalition expanded its mission to include fostering innovation, creativity, and business opportunities as well as. Members are drawn from manufacturing, aviation, agriculture, and transportation, as well as organizations representing consumers who depend on GPS.

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