The carrier's tougher language may be intended to get GPS backers to the bargaining table. In a statement last weekend, LightSquared claimed it had committed nearly $160 million to solving the interference problem and called on the industry to recall and fix receivers at its own cost. Last month, LightSquared had said it wasn't planning to help fund retrofits for precision GPS devices except those owned by the government. That position was probably intended as its opening gambit in a possible negotiation with the industry, Mechanick said.
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