US Rep Bass to Hold Press Conference on Dangerous Risk of Interference to GPS Network

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 10:00 a.m.


CONCORD, NH – On Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 10:00 a.m., Congressman Charles F. Bass (NH-02) will hold a press conference on the impact that potential interference issues in the GPS network could have on public safety, transportation systems, and the economy.

The potential interference issue stems from LightSquared’s proposal to install and operate high-powered base stations across the country, which could create “dead spots” in GPS coverage and affect millions of users throughout the U.S.

In New Hampshire especially, interference on the GPS network could affect the public safety community, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, and pilots and airports, all of whom rely on GPS for safe and accurate information.

Bass will be joined by Craig Fuller, the President and CEO of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association; Bruce Hutchings, former long-time manager of the Mount Washington Regional Airport in Whitefield and past president of the Granite State Airport Management Association; and others to be announced.

The press conference will take place in the lobby of the Harold W. Buker, Jr. Terminal Building at Concord Airport, located at 65 Airport Road in Concord.  Members of the media are welcome to attend.


Congressman Charles F. Bass

Hold Press Conference on Risk of Interference to GPS Network

Harold W. Buker, Jr. Terminal Building

Concord Airport

65 Airport Road

Concord, NH

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

10:00 a.m.