Commish Rosenworcel was the only one to include spectrum needs in her oration and i'm inclined to think she favors TLPS
recall her statement from early May:
"the 2.4 GHz band, where unlicensed spectrum makes its mid-band home, is getting mighty crowded. It’s a band where the Wi-Fi every one of us uses is packed in along with Bluetooth, wireless speakers, and video game consoles. So we need to be on the watch for new mid-band opportunities for unlicensed spectrum, especially in airwaves that are underutilized."
GSAT's proposal to provide 20k access points and the FCC's subsequent implying that GSAT also "deploy" them doesn't obligate GSAT to pay any service charges or be involved with selecting a service provider or for that matter doesn't specify TLPS enablement of those 20k devices.......just purchase the devices and hook them up
to whatever extent GSAT can steer the FCC in their decision as to where these devices would be deployed.........the logical choice would seem to be where there is already a presence by Thermo Funding's other company with expertise in that field.....FiberLight
if you compare FiberLights network map with the FCC's Connect America Phase 1 & 2 maps it's a natural fit (especially in west Texas where FiberLight is engaged in a major project and the FCC has a big geographic area of need)
just my speculations
from FCC home page click on "commission meetings" in the "EVENTS" window
live link will be highlighted
the 4 new o3b sats have been acquired and are responding to ground control
Peter de Selding of Spacenews justed tweeted to TMF regarding the first 4 sats that were launched last year:
O3b has filed $321M in insurance claims for life-shortening defect on 4 sats launched June 2013. Latest sats were reworked to correct prob.
even though they've significantly altered their request (conceding to GSAT's arguments) they tell the FCC that there is no need for reply comment from GSAT or the public
their closing statement:
"Globalstar and the public have had ample opportunity to comment"
sheesh.... this document has yesterday's date (July 9th)
anybody with "whiskers" who follows the MSS sector knows who PCSTEL is
he is highly regarded
it's a mistake to think we don't recognize his previously posted thoughts from the iridium board
the 1300/1700 isn't GSAT's
see Regina Keeney's submission on behalf of Terrestar (and Jarvinian) from March 24, 2014 to " FCC Proceeding 07-100 "
you got the right idea.....but the wrong person (Richard Metzger ain't a Ms.)
Ruth Milkman, Chief of Staff.
Ms. Milkman served as Chief of the FCC’s Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau from August 2009 to June 2011, and from June 2012 until the present.
From June 2011 to June 2012, Ms. Milkman was Special Counsel to the Chairman for Innovation in
Government. Previous experience at the Commission between 1986 and 1998 included serving as Deputy
Chief of the International and Common Carrier Bureaus, and as Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Reed
Hundt. Ms. Milkman also was a founding partner of Lawler, Metzger, Milkman & Keeney, LLC and
served as a law clerk to the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth
we're hoping the FCC's next step will not be a "further notice of proposed rulemaking" due to their having made significant enough alterations that an addition public comment period would be required
what we want is a "final rulemaking"
from the FCC website (see under "business & licensing" ...then click rulemaking....then click rulemaking process)
The final rule.
After the comment period closes and the Commission has reviewed and analyzed the comments received, we decide whether to proceed with the rulemaking we proposed, issue a new or modified proposal, or take no action on the proposal.
Any final rule must include an explanatory preamble and the rule text. The preamble includes a response to the significant, relevant issues raised in public comments and a statement providing the basis and the purpose (i.e., an explanation) of the rule. The Commission is not required to respond to each commenter; similar comments may be grouped together with an opening statement such as “several commenters suggested that” or the commenters may be referred to by name.
Dear Ms. Dortch:
On June 30, 2014, L. Barbee Ponder IV, General Counsel & Vice President, Regulatory
Affairs, for Globalstar, Inc. (“Globalstar”), Steve Berman of Lawler, Metzger, Keeney & Logan,
LLC, and I met with Mindel De La Torre, Troy Tanner, Jose Albuquerque, Jennifer Gilsenan,
and Lynne Montgomery from the Commission’s International Bureau. At this meeting, we
expressed support for the Commission’s November 2013 proposal to allow Globalstar to provide
low-power terrestrial mobile broadband service in its own licensed spectrum at 2483.5-2495
MHz and adjacent, unlicensed spectrum at 2473-2483.5 MHz.1 Adoption of this proposal would
quickly add 22 megahertz to the nation’s wireless broadband spectrum inventory and ease the
congestion that is diminishing the quality of Wi-Fi service at high-traffic 802.11 hotspots and
other locations. With the comment cycle now complete, we urged the Commission to move
forward expeditiously with an order in this proceeding.
/s/ Regina M. Keeney
Regina M. Keeney
ORBC has the countdown clock back up
looks like my projection is 3 minutes off
9:21 AM EDT
you got to listen closely to the way he said that because it was ambiguous
he had previously stated that the FCC decision would be this year
what he said at the end was "If the FCC decides in Globalstar's favor, I think this stock could go from $4 to $7." (meaning $7 upon the FCC decision)
then after (too brief of) a pause he added "over the course of the next year..... 75% gain."
when CNBC wrote up the transcript they added words that Cramer didn't say
they added "(for a potential) 75% gain"
you and SC seem to understand things correctly
IPtech shows a perspicacious insight to regulatory
Mark has been making valuable contributions that have been informative to even myself
and you guys are just the (relatively) newcomers
between you guys and the old timers my life has gotten a lot easier and I like that
the Cramer video was stunningly good, comprehensive, and showed a surprising understanding of everything
they replaced the 2013 list with the 2014 list shortly before ctoast posted (it wasn't up 10 before then cuz I had looked)
google " Russell reconstitution 2014" then go to the bottom right of the page where you'll find " 2014 index membership lists "
them eibass boyz love to bring up that interference incident Open Range had in Chicago back in 2011
thing is............the FCC took GSAT out of the picture in September of 2010 and management of the network was the responsibility of Open Range and the FCC in 2011
I view this as a "real case example" of why GSAT "must" manage the network
I think it simpler than that
the big boyz with lots of muscle drive the pps up on what they're selling
and drive it down for what they're buying
you could be right if they do the same thing again that they did when we got listed on the NYSE (April 21st)
then they had held the pps down for over a week in advance....and continued to do the same for the following 2 weeks after we got listed.... (thus far we've been down over a week in advance of the Russell)
but then for the following 6 weeks they took us on a steady climb that ended more than $1.50 higher
my thinking is that anybody worried about the risk/reward gamble in waiting thru the FCC decision doesn't have to be concerned for now because I don't see them deciding until the August open meeting at the earliest (august 8th) and even then they'll be announcing the agenda three weeks in advance (July 18th)
no reason to do nothing but sit back and watch the show and maybe in the meantime we'll pick up some analyst coverage
Orbocomm has made it official:
OG2 Mission 1 Update: June 26, 2014
We are now targeting Monday, July 14th with Tuesday July 15th as a back-up for launch of ORBCOMM's OG2 Mission 1 pending approval from the Air Force Range. This provides the necessary time to ensure the highest possible mission assurance and allows the Range to complete their previously scheduled maintenance. The OG2 payload and Falcon 9 launch vehicle are in good condition, and engineering teams are moving forward with the necessary steps to prepare for launch.
that's a 22 day back up from the June 22nd attempt
should put the launch window opening in the area of 9:24 AM ET
I meant to post this thread as a reply to ctoast but I accidently posted here (who mentioned the shorts)
remember our closing pps for May was $3.46, so in the first half of June we jumped almost a dollar .....up to $4.42
that's what got the shorts doing their thing
likely a lot covered already