FCC Chair Speaks Out Against DTV Transition Delay
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin voiced his opinion about the suggested delay of the transition to digital television signals. The delay had been suggested due to the belief that consumers aren't prepared for the transition, and that there aren't enough coupons for the necessary converter boxes required for analog televisions to receive the new digital transmissions. Martin believes that something should be done about the coupons rather than delay the transition. He also said that a new transition deadline would likely not be taken seriously, and pointed out that wireless companies, such as Qualcomm, are waiting to use the 700 MHz spectrum that will be freed up by the transition. Any delay could snarl their plans and have negative ramifications on their businesses.
T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year
Apr 13, 2017
"T-Mobile now has the largest swath of unused low-band spectrum in the country," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the company's 600 MHz auction winnings. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC.
Google Opinion Rewards Hits iOS
Oct 12, 2017
Google has made Google Opinion Rewards available to iOS users through a new app. As it does on Android handsets, Google Opinion Rewards will send surveys to iOS devices that people can complete for cash rewards.
T-Mobile to Deploy 5G On 600 MHz Spectrum Starting in 2019
May 2, 2017
T-Mobile today said it plans to use some of its recently acquired 600 MHz spectrum to support a future 5G network. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC earlier this year.
T-Mobile to Light Up 600 MHz LTE This Summer
Jun 15, 2017
T-Mobile today said it plans to begin testing its newly acquired 600 MHz spectrum as soon as this summer. The FCC granted licenses for the spectrum this week following the years-long incentive auction process.
FCC Relaxes Rules Governing 800 MHz Spectrum
Mar 24, 2017
The FCC this week made it easier for carriers to add LTE to their 800 MHz spectrum holdings. Rules concerning the 800 MHz band (CDMA Band Class 0, LTE Band 5) have been in place since 1981 and limit how much power carriers can use to transmit wireless signals across those airwaves.
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DTV transition unprecedented change in communications
While new modes have been added since the original AM radio (FM, IBOC, DTV), and even new features (AM stereo, FM stereo, color television) ... there really hasn't been a case where a certain mode was rendered completely obsolete and unusable.
TV is quite ubiquitous, and its nowhere near what happened during the AMPS/TDMA sunsets. Even color TV was additive, so you can't really call that a transition.
While most of us savvy folks will visit on the web, call the 800 number advertised, or subscribe (continue to subscribe) to premium service television, there are many folks out there who are afraid of technology and can't even program their VCR clocks, let alone hook up a converter.
Obama, if you love your blackberry,
Seriously, however, those people that didn't take NUMEROUS advantages to obtain a discounted converter box will be forced to pay the $60 bucks for one. Tuff stuff. Remember the story of the Grasshopper and the Ants? Ants won, because they thought ahead. Those people that don't have a box still, will just not have over the air television for what......a day? Chances are they'll either buy a new TV, or a converter box. It's not like we didn't warn them!
This is stupid, and if this gets put off, I declare Congress and the Presidency's attack against technology!
I feel bad, But?
This spectrum has been spoken for and paid for. I honestly do feel bad for those who waited, but people need to take responsibility for their actions. Delaying is not going to solve anything.
Write to the FCC and Obama
Enough, time to move on. Wireless carriers are waiting for that 700mhz to deploy LTE!