Most Read: Business

 Last Update: : AM 04/18/2015(NASDAQ&DJIA)

World Markets from      


Other Market Data from      


Key Rates from      


Blog Contributors

Timothy B. Lee

Timothy B. Lee

Timothy B. Lee covers technology policy, including copyright and patent law, telecom regulation, privacy, and free speech. He also writes about the economics of technology. He has previously written for Ars Technica and Forbes. You can follow him on Twitter or send him email.

Brian Fung

Brian Fung

Brian Fung covers technology for The Washington Post, focusing on electronic privacy, national security, digital politics and the Internet that binds it all together. He was previously the technology correspondent for National Journal and an associate editor at the Atlantic. His writing has also appeared in Foreign Policy, Talking Points Memo, the American Prospect and Nonprofit Quarterly. Follow Brian on Google+ .

Andrea Peterson

Andrea Peterson

Andrea Peterson covers technology policy for The Washington Post, with an emphasis on cybersecurity, consumer privacy, transparency, surveillance and open government. She also delves into the societal impacts of technology access and how innovation is intertwined with cultural development.

Post Tech
About / Where's Post I.T.?   |    Twitter  |   On Facebook  |  RSS RSS Feed  |  E-Mail Cecilia
Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Oversight Committee reviewing information on LightSquared

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee confirmed it is looking into information related to LightSquared, the satellite-based mobile broadband network. The panel is reviewing material brought to its attention, said Frederick Hill, a spokesman for committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.).

In last week’s strategic forces subcommittee hearing, Rep. Michael Turner (R-Ohio) said he would ask Issa and the committee to look into whether the company had received special favors from the White House or the FCC to create a wireless broadband network, The Washington Post reported.

Turner is one of a handful of Republican lawmakers to have called for greater scrutiny of LightSquared, a satellite venture funded by billionaire Philip Falcone. Of particular interest are allegations that the Obama administration helped secure approval for the company’s effort to build the network.

On Monday, Falcone denied allegations that the venture sought regulatory favors from the administration, while contributing to the Democratic party.

LightSquared did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Related stories:

More technology coverage from The Post

Harbinger’s Falcone defends LightSquared, D.C. connections

GOP lawmakers scrutinize LightSquared

By  |  12:50 PM ET, 09/20/2011

Tags:  LightSquared, Spectrum

Read what others are saying

    © 2011 The Washington Post Company