As a concerned citizen in central Missouri, I would like to support the LightSquared initiative to bring broadband to 92 percent of the United States by 2015.
As a mid-Missouri resident and owner of a vacation home at Lake of the Ozarks, living on the wrong side of the digital divide is not only frustrating, it is senseless. Our family is unable to check e-mail for work or keep up with current events at our vacation home because of the lack of reliable or affordable Internet service.
I encourage our elected leaders in Washington, D.C., to figure out a way for divergent interests to hammer out a win-win solution on the GPS v. LightSquared debate. Rural Missourians should not have to make a choice between GPS and broadband.
All Missourians — in urban and rural areas alike — deserve to benefit from LightSquared's innovative technology.
We should all ask Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill and our congressional delegation to help find a solution where GPS and LightSquared can peacefully co-exist.
Hannelore Fischer works in Jefferson City.