For LightSquared, a High Bar

To make good on its planned $14 billion investment in a national high-speed wireless network, start-up LightSquared Inc. must prove to the government that its network is perfect, or nearly so, in avoiding interference with global-positioning devices. And that’s just one of its challenges.

A November deadline is approaching for federal regulators to finish their interference tests, raising the stakes for a project already confronting financial hurdles and political resistance.

Amid complaints by GPS users, company officials say they realize the bar will be high for the start-up to show its network won’t disrupt other traffic.

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