"GPS has become a key component of the U.S. national infrastructure, the driver of a significant part of the civilian economies of the world, and the enabler of millions of professional precision uses and consumer benefits. The viability of the GPS signal is now threatened - ironically by what appears to be a misguided attempt to increase accessibility to broadband by creating a needless zero-sum result for customers who want both services."
- Joe Paiva "Act Now to Protect GPS Signal," GPS World, February 23, 2011
"GPS was first launched more than 30 years ago and is relied upon by all sectors of aviation – military, commercial and general aviation. It is an extremely reliable part of our nation's air transportation system and will play an even more critical role in the modernized Next Generation Air Transportation System. Any system that threatens the reception of GPS signals could have a catastrophic affect upon the extensive ground and air infrastructure that has already been deployed and paid for by operators and the U.S. taxpayer."
- Pete Bunce, GAMA President and CEO, States News Service, March 29, 2011
"Effectively, the FCC is directing that a quiet-spectrum neighborhood be re-zoned for concert rock bands at the threshold of pain.
It is being suggested that its current neighbors should simply add more insulation and foot-thick windows to their houses."
- Bradford Parkinson, Emeritus Professor Stanford University
Original Program Director and Chief Architect of the Global Positioning System (GPS) in 1972.
Dr. Parkinson led the advocacy, definition, development, launch, and test of GPS from 1972 to 1978.