NEW YORK (AP) -- It was a rough day for tech: The nation's oldest stock exchange, its second-biggest airline and its most prominent business newspaper all suffered technology problems that upended service for parts of the day.
Government officials said that it did not appear that the incidents were related, or the result of sabotage, counter to an endless stream of jokes and conspiracy theories posted on Facebook and Twitter — and even the suspicions of FBI director James Comey.
...............It may be that we are rushing to push technology into business operations and our daily lives before it is fully ready, experts caution. Lillian Ablon, a technology researcher for the Rand Corp. says the confluence of breakdowns should be interpreted as a wake-up call to companies and engineers to program their networks to protect them against inevitable glitches and malicious attacks by outsiders.
"Instead of just letting the technology rush ahead of us and then trying to catch up in terms of privacy and security, we should be baking those things into the systems from the start," she said. ,,,,,,,,
Given the looming Greek default, China's downward spiral, today's simultaneous halting of the NYSE and grounding of United Airline flights, not to mention technical glitches at the WSJ ,I think GSAT did ok.
Globalstar Licensee LLC
Application for Modification of License for Operation of Ancillary Terrestrial Component
......" CTIA urges the Commission to deny the extension request, recapture the spectrum allocated to Globalstar and allow the competitive marketplace access to this valuable spectrum. ......"
(Opposition of CTIA-Wireless Association December 24, 2009)
Specifically, the FCC should take the following actions to promote more productive use of MSS spectrum:
•The FCC and other government agencies should work closely with L-Band licensees and foreign governments to accelerate efforts to rationalize ATC-authorized L-Band spectrum to make it usable for broadband ATC service.
•The FCC should add a primary "mobile" (terrestrial) allocation to the S-Band, consistent with the international table of allocations, which will provide the option of flexibility to licensees to provide stand-alone terrestrial services using the spectrum. Exercise of this option should be conditioned on construction benchmarks, participation in an incentive auction, or other conditions designed to ensure timely utilization of the spectrum for broadband and appropriate consideration for the step-up in the value of the affected spectrum.
•The FCC should grant licensees flexibility under the ATC regime in the 2.4 GHz Big LEO band, already being used for terrestrial broadband deployments, to make this spectrum permanently suitable for terrestrial broadband service, subject to appropriate safeguards to promote the public interest.
The FCC should initiate proceedings on these recommendations immediately.
(Blair Levin Executive Director 2009-2010)
Ooops....Google ex-parte was filed on 4/02/2015. It appears on page 5 if you look under "search comments"
There is no Google ex-parted showing on any page. I did a paper by page search using the "search comments" at the top. MSFT still there but no GOOG.
Levin served as chief of staff to FCC Chairman Reed Hundt from December 1993 through October 1997. During that period he oversaw, among other matters, the implementation of the 1996 Telecommunications Reform Act, the first spectrum auctions, the development of digital television standards and the commission's Internet initiative.
He is now a non-resident fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Project of the Brookings Institution. He also is the Executive Director of the Gig.U project, a consortium of research university communities seeking to accelerate the deployment of next generation networks in the United States. The project has led to a number of communities obtaining next generation networks
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has noted that as to Levin’s role in broadband policy, “no one's done more to advance broadband expansion and competition through the vision of National Broadband Plan and Gig.U."
Barron’s Magazine noted that as an analyst, Levin “has always been on top of developing trends and policy shifts in media and telecommunications … and has proved visionary in getting out in front of many of today’s headline making events.”
At the beach? On vacation? What is there to say that hasn't already been said? Are the gurus supposed go post ad infinitum, every day like you do? A guru is a teacher who imparts knowledge to the student. The student is the one who either learns or does not learn. What is there to be taught here? Do you need some one to hold your hand and tell you everything is going to be ok? That is not what a guru does. Do you need someone to tell you what to do? That is not a guru's job. Perhaps you are looking for someone here to predict the future for you. That is the role of a psychic. Do you need emotional support? Then consult a psychologist.
If you have done your DD and you have made an investment in this company based on your own understanding of all the knowledge that you have learned, then you are a guru:)
Globalstar, Inc. (NYSEMKT:GSAT) fell -3.32% to close last trading session at $2.04. The company, on June 25, 2015, reported that its gateway in Gaborone, Botswana has gone live, enabling Globalstar to deliver affordable simplex coverage over the African continent. This new gateway, in partnership with Broadband Botswana Internet (BBi), provides Globalstar’s full line of simplex services, including its SPOT portfolio of affordable personal tracking and life-saving solutions.
Much of the African continent has limited terrestrial and/or cellular infrastructure. In these regions in particular, Globalstar’s satellite services, which leverage the industry’s only complete next generation satellite constellation in orbit, provide a compelling must-have solution for seamless tracking of people and assets.
That's exactly what my conspiracy theory has been telling me. Google and MSFT both "created" previously unannounced products to delay and or otherwise derail TLPS. The timing of these developments also indicates to me that GSAT must be very close to FCC approval. These are two gorillas who see the disruptive implications of this technology. The timing of both their recent ex-parte filings and their joint participation in the
pathetic attempt at a public bashing of GSAT has made it very clear that they see the impact this could have on their bottom line and as well as the benefit it could provide for their competitors.
Btw- Happy Independence Day to all!! Hopefully, we will soon be celebrating our own independence in the Wi-Fi Revolution!
Frequency range for Google GG1 device is 2402.0- 2480.0 MHz. That would put it in TLPS territory.
I thought you might find this interesting. Looks like Google and MSFT both had their own "mystery" reasons to want TLPS shoved under the carpet.