From the National Journal: Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) and former Reps. George Nethercutt (R-Wash.) and Charlie Stenholm (D-Texas) will join an advisory board for a new LightSquared program called the Empower Rural America Initiative, the company announced Thursday.

Lightsquared says the Empower Rural America Initiative will aim to resolve some of those issues and expand wireless coverage in underserved areas, according to LightSquared.

LightSquared recently scaled back its plans after tests showed that the company's proposed network would interfere with global positioning systems. In a letter released Thursday, the Defense and Transportation departments asked the Federal Communications Commission to withhold approval for LightSquared's network.