28 posts categorized "Open Spectrum"

April 21, 2008

Cordless or Wireless? Good Question

We don’t do spring here in Vermont so now it’s summer although there’s still plenty of snow gleaming in the mountains. Time for me to work outside (at least until we get our obligatory late season snowstorm).

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March 25, 2008

Google’s Gigabit Gambit

Want a gig (1000 megabits per second) of Internet access bandwidth? Google says you could have it by the end of next year “from Manhattan to rural North Dakota (sic, I think they meant Vermont)” if their proposal to the FC More...

February 18, 2008

WiMAX vs. WiFi

In fact WiFi (technically standard 802.11) and More...

September 05, 2007

Rent vs. Buy – The Driver of Economics

We the people like to own stuff and not pay rent to use it (BTW, rent includes taxes but that’s another story). They the oligarchs like to own the stuff and charge us rent to use it. The rise of a middle class has historic More...

August 06, 2007

Prediction: Google WILL Bid for 700MHz Spectrum and WILL Win

There is an excellent business case for Google bidding megabucks in the upcoming 700MHz auction and investing even more to get a network up and running. I think Google is well aware of the value to them if they win and the More...

June 02, 2007

Time to Write the FCC

Within the next month the Federal Communications Commission is very likely to issue final regulations governing the auction of valuable 700MHz spectrum, which, by law, must start at the beginning of 2008. Now’s the last ch More...

April 26, 2007

Good News from the FCC

Yesterday the Federal Communication Commission announced some proposed rules and a comment period for the very important upcoming auction of 700MHz frequencies which television broadcasters are scheduled to vacate in Febru More...

April 22, 2007

Notes from Tortola – Who Owns the Network?

In a few hours we’ll pick up our charter boat and begin sailing the usually benign waters of Sir Francis Drake Channel. To be here in time, I had to come yesterday.More...

April 11, 2007

Spectrum Serendipity

The facts:

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March 16, 2007

More on Frequency Regulation – It Matters

Spent the morning immersed in FCC filings on the subject of some of the frequencies which will be freed up in 2009 by the switch to digital TV- 76 to 88 MHz, 174 to 216 MHz, 470 to More...

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