FCC Opens the Floor for Comments on Spectrum Allocation
After several large companies, including T-Mobile and Motorola, have voiced concerns about the amount of wireless spectrum that is available to commercial service providers, the FCC has decided to explore the matter further. It noted that it wants "additional comment on the fundamental question of whether current spectrum allocations, including but not limited to the prime bands below 3.7 GHz, are adequate to support near- and longer-term demands of wireless broadband." The FCC has put forth several questions regarding the issue, and is seeking comments by October 23.
FCC Suggests No Joint Bidding for Largest Carriers
The FCC wants to prevent the country's Tier 1 operators from filing joint bids in future spectrum auctions. The FCC recently issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking covering the matter, and is looking for comments on its belief that powerful carriers shouldn't be allowed to collude on spectrum purchases.
FCC to Explore 5G In the 24GHz Region
The FCC today opened a notice of inquiry that will see the agency begin to explore next-generation wireless networks. The FCC is hoping to use spectrum above 24GHz for new wireless networks.
T-Mobile Implores FCC to Set Aside More Low-Band Spectrum
T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray filed a letter with the FCC asking it to raise the amount of spectrum set aside for competitive carriers in the forthcoming 600MHz reverse auction. The FCC has already agreed to reserve 30MHz of spectrum for carriers other than AT&T and Verizon.
FCC Sets Framework for 5G Airwaves
The FCC today adopted a new set of rules that will govern next-generation 5G networks and technologies. Specifically, the FCC defined and opened up nearly 11 GHz of high-frequency spectrum above the 28 GHz band.
FCC Wants Input On Reverse Auction Rules
The FCC today adopted a Public Notice regarding the reverse auction for 600MHz television spectrum, currently scheduled to take place in early 2016. The FCC wants input regarding the auction's specifics, such as how it should set opening prices, what its spectrum targets should be, and how best to measure the impact of potential interference.
wireles for us all
So what do you think?
Unless I'm taking what you said the wrong way, that's a pretty effed up idea. I personally have no need at all for Wi-fi. (although it is convenient when I feel like running both my lap...
Are you talking about mandating wi-fi in all cell phones, mandating VOIP access on all handsets, or simply looking for a way to get indoor coverag...
Hummmm never good when the gov starts messing arround