Tag Archives: spectrum

For minority communities,increased broadband deployment should be about production

I just finished reading through some of the testimony presented earlier today during a hearing before the U.S. Senate’s subcommittee on technology, communications, innovation, and the internet. The subcommittee’s focus this morning was on the economic value of spectrum, the … Continue reading

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Some make argumement that the @FCC’s #spectrum proposed rule making doesn’t go far enough

I wouldn’t exactly say that a political battle is brewing per se around the Federal Communications Commission’s proposed rule making on opening spectrum use beyond 24 gigahertz but some interested parties would like to see the Commission open up this … Continue reading

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Of course there is no competitive market for #spectrum.

A column by The New York Times’ Eduardo Porter argues that the market for spectrum would be more competitive if the Federal Communications Commission would restrict AT&T and Verizon’s access to the upcoming incentive auction where the FCC hopes to reallocate television … Continue reading

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Sounds like .@FCC chair Mignon Clyburn will stay the course on #spectrum

Here is an excerpt from a speech delivered to CTIA by acting Federal Communications Commission chairman Mignon Clyburn.  It appears the FCC is on course to have incentive auctions conducted in 2014 and will continue addressing deploying more WiFi aboard … Continue reading

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Will Sprint abandon interoperability post Dish? probably not

I decided to reread the Federal Communications Commission’s notice of proposed rule making on inter-operability in the 700 MHz band.  Some commenters believe that a Dish Networks, Sprint combo would be a great fit given that their spectrum would be … Continue reading

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Julius #Genachowski’s less than stellar legacy. Less media diversity and onerous #netneutrality rules

Pursuing competition for the sake of competition doesn’t help us with the nation’s number one concern which is getting more capital into productive use. That’s how we grow our GDP which leads to the creation of new jobs that use … Continue reading

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A number of Congressmen let @FCC know they want multiple #auction participants

The Federal Communications Commission today posted a letter sent from a members of Congress requesting that the FCC not promulgate rules that would favor smaller carriers such as Sprint and T-Mobile. Among the signatories were Fred Upton, Republican of Michigan … Continue reading

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#Sprint asks #FCC to play king maker with a scepter of #spectrum

AT&T’s James Cicconi makes a blunt, straightforward, and to the point assessment of Sprint’s position that the Federal Communications Commission should structure reverse auction rules in such a way as to send spectrum the way of Sprint.  In short he … Continue reading

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If #Congress, #FCC are serious about #spectrum, they should leave #Aereo alone

The Hillicon Valley blog posted an article discussing how television broadcasters may try to drag Congress into its legal battle with Aereo.  Aereo has a business model that uses tiny antennas to pick up television broadcast signals and then reroute … Continue reading

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President’s budget gives a brief shoutout to #broadband and #spectrum

Here is what President Obama’s budget has to say about the federal government’s role in getting broadband to the masses and spectrum to wireless carriers: “The Administration and the Federal Communications Commission are continuing their work in 2014 to expand … Continue reading

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