Report: Falcone considers bankruptcy for LightSquared


Falcone reportedly said bankruptcy is only one option but that it would give the company time to address the interference problems.

He emphasized that LightSquared's wireless airwave licenses are still valuable.  

House Republicans are investigating the FCC over its review of LightSquared. The lawmakers question why the agency allowed LightSquared to get as far as it did in the regulatory process.

Sen. Chuck GrassleyChuck GrassleyAnother voice of reason retires Overnight Health Care — Presented by Carequest — FDA moves to sell hearing aids over-the-counter McConnell: GOP should focus on future, not 'rehash' 2020 MORE (R-Iowa) has blocked President Obama's two nominees to the FCC in an effort to force the agency to release its internal records on the company.

Some Republicans have questioned whether the FCC and the White House showed inappropriate favoritism to LightSquared, and have compared the case to the bankruptcy of failed solar firm Solyndra, which had received a government loan. Last September, Rep. Michele BachmannMichele Marie BachmannBoehner says he voted for Trump, didn't push back on election claims because he's retired Boehner: Trump 'stepped all over their loyalty' by lying to followers Boehner finally calls it as he sees it MORE (R-Minn.) accused Obama of "crony capitalism" for allegedly giving favor to his political supporters, pointing to Falcone, who has invested billions of dollars in the company. 

Falcone has donated to both Democrats and Republicans in recent years and says he is a registered Republican. He has denied any attempts to influence the process through political connections. 

The White House and the FCC have denied giving any special treatment to LightSquared, but expanding highspeed Internet access is a top priority of both agencies.