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FCC seeks input on wireless spectrum needs

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 28 Sep 2009 22:24 User comments (3)

FCC seeks input on wireless spectrum needs The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) in the United States is seeking input from industry players before October 23rd on an attempt to expand the wireless spectrum as part of the National Broadband Plan. The regulator is seeking comments on whether the "prime bands" below 3.7GHz are sufficient for near- and long-term demands. The bands are considered ideal for wireless data and video transmission.
The FCC wants to get input on the ability of the current spectrum to support future build-outs and what bands would suit mobile or fixed broadband connections best, and what issues could potentially stand in the way of moving spectrum.

AT&T, ClearWire, Ericsson, T-Mobile and Motorola have already expressed the need for a new spectrum as demand in the area continues to grow in the country, whereas others have said the best solution is to seek methods to more efficiently utilize the spectrum that is currently licensed. T-Mobile in particular wants to see the re-auctioning of the 700MHz band.

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3 user comments

129.9.2009 23:21

you got to hand it to the FCC, there the only government charter that knows what there doing and makes it very clear to others they mean business.

26.10.2009 9:47

I have to seriously disagree with you on this one DXR88. Forcing and perpetuating monopolies of telephony and television companies is definitely not in the FCCs charter. Nor do we need them to shut down free speech in the name of "localism" or "fairness". They don't have the authority to regulate the internet, dictate political correctness, shut down opposing political views, or dictate what communications technologies are allowed into my house or how they're used. The FCCs charter was simply to coordinate the organization RF signals when radio and television were new and to facilitate competition and growth in the usage of these signals.

37.10.2009 2:04

Originally posted by Tarsellis:
I have to seriously disagree with you on this one DXR88. Forcing and perpetuating monopolies of telephony and television companies is definitely not in the FCCs charter. Nor do we need them to shut down free speech in the name of "localism" or "fairness". They don't have the authority to regulate the internet, dictate political correctness, shut down opposing political views, or dictate what communications technologies are allowed into my house or how they're used. The FCCs charter was simply to coordinate the organization RF signals when radio and television were new and to facilitate competition and growth in the usage of these signals.
If the air waves are not regulated then every wireless device would cross talk or worse massive incompatibility, there is a need for such regulations to be put in place.

the FCC regulates what devices go on what frequency not what belongs on that frequency.

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