posted on Sep, 20 2011 @ 12:33 AM
Wouldn't it be great to have a cheaper wireless bill each month? Most people know they're getting taken to the cleaners with all the strange taxes
and fees at the bottom of their monthly statement.
The average cell-phone user spends about $600 a year on mobile service, while families that talk, text, or use other phone features more than average
can spend upward of $1,800. And the bigger your bill, the more you get tapped for service taxes and surcharges, which tack on an average of 14.5
Enter a new company called LightSquared, a Virginia-based firm aiming to establish a new wireless broadband network. LightSquared executives and the
company’s lawyers say the firm has been targeted by a broad and POWERFUL coalition of entrenched interests who falsely cite the potential for
interference with GPS systems to conceal their true motive: to prevent LightSquared from revolutionizing the wireless industry, by enabling smaller
carriers to compete on a national level.
“We have taken the step to fix any interference issue that the GPS or any of the agencies have come forward with, and have been concerned with,”
says LightSquared. “These fixes are technology issues. It's not a physics issue.”
But there's yet another layer to this so-called conspiracy: It turns out, when Obama was a senator he invested $100,000 in LightSquared, as did some
of his associates.
It turns out, when a four-star Air Force general who oversees Air Force Space Command walked into a highly secured room on Capitol Hill a week ago to
give a classified briefing to lawmakers and staff about the problems he saw with the LightSquared plan, he dropped a surprise. Pressed by members,
Gen. William Shelton said the White House tried to pressure him to change his testimony to make it more favorable to a company tied to a large
Democratic donor. LightSquared had thrown some money at Obama's campaign and as I said earlier, Obama was heavily invested.
LightSquare insists they did not ask the general to alter any testimony and calls this a plant: “No one,” Falcone answered, when Kelly asked if
anyone at LightSquared had obtained an advance copy of Shelton’s testimony. “I didn't have it, nobody in the company had it. So I don't know
where that came from. It's just people planting things.”
This is an interesting event to keep your eyes on....