LightSquared only chance to succeed (as a flash and mirror company) was to move so fast in getting FCC approval, that no one would realize what serious damage LS LTE spectrum would do to GPS. LightSquared, the FCC and the White House all collaborated to go around standard government tests and procedures to insure public welfare and safey and instead in a rush to judgement put their personal agenda (really Falcone's personal agenda) before common sense and the safety of all Americans.
Normally the FCC internal testing department - FCC international (you know the ones with technicial engineers) would of studied Lightsquared impact on GPS and reported back to FCC brass and Congress. But the FCC Chairman short-circuited that process (intentionally) so his engineer staff would not see the serious impact LightSquared has on GPS.
Congress is going to turn over every ugly stone now and find corruption at high levels within the FCC and most likely the White House. Believe me things will get a lot worse for the FCC before they get better. And this bogus under the table deal might leave Obama as a one term president.