Keep GPS Working Coalition to Host Conference Call

How the FCC’s Ligado Decision Harms Agriculture: A Conversation with Industry Leaders and Members of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Keep GPS Working Coalition:

Who
Confirmed Participants:

  • U.S. Representative Collin C. Peterson (D-Minn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture
  • U.S. Representative Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-Pa.), Member of the House Committee on Agriculture
  • Hunter Carpenter, Director of Public Policy, Agricultural Retailers Association
  • Jim Kukowski, farmer from Strathcona, Minnesota and Chairman of the American Soybean Association’s Conservation & Precision Ag Committee

Additional speakers may be added.

What
Congressmen Peterson and Thompson and industry leaders will participate in a conversation about how the FCC’s decision to allow Ligado Networks to operate a terrestrial wireless network will threaten the reliability of GPS receivers used in precision agriculture.

When
Thursday, October 1, 2020
11 a.m. Eastern

Where
To attend the call by phone or computer audio, please register at the following link: https://secure.confertel.net/tsRegisterD.asp?course=9036801.

Why
Leading agriculture organizations representing farmers and interests across all 50 states have announced their support for the Keep GPS Working Coalition. And Congressmen Peterson and Thompson, champions for agriculture interests, have told the FCC that its recent decision to allow Ligado Networks to proceed with a planned terrestrial network will cause interference to GPS, the “single most significant technological advancement for American farm equipment in the past two decades.”

New coalition members include the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA), American Soybean Association (ASA), Equipment Dealers Association (EDA), Iowa-Nebraska Equipment Dealers Association, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Cotton Council of America (National Cotton Council) and USA Rice Federation (USA Rice).

For additional information about the Keep GPS Working Coalition, please visit www.keepgpsworking.com.


Contacts

Media Contact
Dale Leibach
dale@dleibachandassociates.com
202-365-4339