By Shaun Waterman-The Washington Times
The boss of an upstart Virginia company said Wednesday that his firm is on the cusp of solving technical problems that have dogged its effort to build a nationwide high-speed wireless network that critics worry will cripple military and commercial navigation systems.
“Watch this space,” Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO of Reston-based LightSquared, told editors and reporters at The Washington Times. “In the next few days, we will come out and say, ‘It’s possible, and here’s the engineering solution for it.’ “
Mr. Ahuja and his company for months have been at the center of a firestorm of controversy over the $ 15 billion network, which he said will slash consumers’ cellphone bills by more than a third. The row was set to continue this week when Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, testifies to a House Armed Services subcommittee.