US provides USD 18 billion in subsidies to GPS industry

The commercial GPS industry has received an estimated USD 18 billion in implicit subsidies from the US government, according to report issued by The Brattle Group, a consulting firm.

The report, GPS Interference: Implicit Subsidy to the GPS Industry and Cost to LightSquared of Accommodation, is sponsored by LightSquared, the first wholesale provider of nationwide 4G LTE wireless broadband services that incorporate satellite coverage and is available for download.

Source: Brattle Group

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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