From Connected Planet: LightSquared CEO Sanjiv Ahuja on Thursday responded to its company’s critics, particularly to GOP lawmakers that accuse it of using political clout to get its proposed nationwide LTE network approved. At Congressional hearings Thursday, lawmakers accused the Obama administration of trying to influence a general’s testimony on interference problems LightSquared’s network would create for military GPS systems. Lawmakers also accused the National Telecommunications and Information Agency of lobbying the FCC on LightSquared and the administrations behalf

(Washington Post: GOP lawmakers scrutinize LightSquared).

Ahuja didn’t address the specific criticism directly, but he dismissed any notion that LightSquared was using political clout to get its way. Instead, Ahuja lashed out against telecom operators and the commercial GPS industry, implying that the recent political attacks against LightSquared was their doing. Read the entire article here.