In a full-page open letter printed in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Times, LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja outlined the benefits of LightSquared’s plan to deploy a hybrid satellite/terrestrial long-term evolution wireless broadband network in the L-band, as he asserted that his company has made significant progress in devising a technical solution that would prevent interference to all but 0.05% of global positioning system (GPS) devices that operate in adjacent spectrum bands. Published on Monday, the letter comes in the wake of recent criticism from Capitol Hill lawmakers that centers upon the potential of the LightSquared system to interfere with adjacent GPS operations and on the role of the FCC and the Obama Administration in facilitating the LightSquared network plan. Asserting that “America’s wireless infrastructure is at a critical crossroad as weak signals, dead zones, and over-subscribed networks risk stalling American innovation and failing to meet consumer needs,” Ahuja proclaimed that the LightSquared network would meet “the need for additional wireless broadband” while fulfilling the desire of both Republican and Democratic policy-makers “to expand free market competition and to provide consumers with broader [broadband] access.” With respect to the GPS interference issue, Ahuja further maintained that LightSquared has “partnered with established GPS manufacturers to develop technology that eliminates interference issues for high-precision GPS devices” and has come up with a technical solution that eliminates potential interference to “99.5 percent of all commercial GPS” receivers. That effort, continued Ahuja, forms part of a $150 million private investment that was undertaken by LightSquared to solve GPS interference problems “despite the fact that the interference is caused by others’ inappropriate use of LightSquared’s licensed spectrum.” Affirming that LightSquared “has now tackled solving the remaining .5 percent of GPS interference,” Ahuja argued that his company’s work in resolving interference issues will “[allow] our network to coexist harmoniously, side-by-side, with GPS—generating much-needed competition in the marketplace and ultimately providing more than 260 million Americans with access to wireless broadband.” While acknowledging that “LightSquared’s goal of creating more broadband competition is laudable,” the Coalition to Save Our GPS charged that LightSquared’s “initial failure to recognize the potential for interference . . . is inexplicable, and its continuing efforts to claim that the problem has been ‘solved’ are irresponsible.”