launch mobile phones (Analog Mobile Phone Services or AMPS based) that became hot back in the 80′s. Anyway these have been cleared out thanks to the digital revolution and are available once again. Note, I think services like OnStar only very recently jumped off the band. Anyway, these rules basically realign the ownership rules to be geographic, more like the PCS, AWS and 700MHz spectrum.
So my theory is that the FCC may be preparing to swap LightSquared the 1500mHz GPS interfering spectrum for some 800Mhz. Just an idea. Nextel and Sprint got their PCS G block this way so it’s not unprecedented.