FCC Agrees to Free Up More Wireless Spectrum
Today during his keynote address at the CTIA wireless trade show, Federal Communications Commission chairman Julius Genachowski said that the agency would work to free up more spectrum to meet the growing demand for wireless broadband services. He said, "As this audience knows, it takes years to reallocate spectrum and put it to use. And there are no easy pickings on the spectrum chart." He did not provide any specifics about which spectrum blocks would be made available, nor how much in those blocks. Genachowski also said that the FCC will consider net neutrality within the wireless space as it prepares its national broadband plan, to be delivered to congress in February 2010.