Washington Post Story Demonstrates the Perils of Understanding Wi-Fi Developments Through Mainstream Newspapers
Broadband's Impact, Congress, Expert Opinion, FCC, Wireless
February 5th, 2013
February 5, 2013 – Now that I’ve had a chance to read the front-page Washington Post story on so-called “Super Wi-Fi,” I have to confess to being extremely disappointed in the Post. Like many others, I was taken in on an allegedly new development repackaged in an exaggerated fashion. It is another re-affirmation for me […]
White Spaces, Special Access and mHealth: Last Week’s Policy Wrap Up
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Fiber, Health, Mobile Broadband, Spectrum, Wireless
June 13th, 2012
WASHINGTON Tuesday June 12, 2012 – Last week the Federal Communications Commission moved forward with white spaces reform free of challenges from the microphone industry, they took on special access reform and held a meeting of experts to address the future of wireless mHealth innovation. Broadbandbreakfast has some notes on each of these stories. […]
Groups Generally Pleased With FCC ‘White Spaces’ Decision
Broadband's Impact, FCC, Public Safety, Wireless
September 23rd, 2010
WASHINGTON, September 23, 2010 – Broadband watchers generally reacted favorably to the Federal Communications Commission’s vote on Thursday to finalize rules to open vacant television channels, which are often referred to as TV white spaces.
FCC Adopts New Rules on Disabilities, Spectrum Deregulation
August 5th, 2010
WASHINGTON, August 5, 2010 –The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously to pass all items on the agenda before closing business.
FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell on C-SPAN’s ‘Communicators’
National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality, Wireless
January 8th, 2010
WASHINGTON, January 8, 2010 – With about a month left until the Federal Communications Commission delivers its National Broadband Plan to Congress, Commissioner Robert McDowell spoke about the impending plan – as well as spectrum politics, Net neutrality and competition in the video media landscape – on C-SPAN’s “The Communicators.”
Broadband Expert Q&A: Spectrum Bridge CMO Has Eye On Sen. Kerry Bill
Broadband Data, Broadband Stimulus, Expert Opinion, Wireless
December 29th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 29, 2009 – Rick Rotondo, co-founder and chief marketing officer of Spectrum Bridge, advises technology policy enthusiasts to keep an eye on wireless broadband legislation from Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.
Lawmaker Wants More Spectrum For Wireless Broadband
December 4th, 2009
WASHINGTON, December 4, 2009 – The United States must act soon to meet the increasing demand for more spectrum, a key lawmaker said on Friday.
“Our nation is on the verge of a wireless spectrum shortage,” said Sen. John Ensign, R-N.V. “As evidenced by the tremendous success of smart phones, demand for wireless broadband devices and services is exploding. If the United States does not act soon to meet the increasing demand for more spectrum, we risk falling behind other nations in developing new technologies.”
FCC Takes Steps To Allow Use Of Unused TV ‘White Space’ Spectrum
November 25th, 2009
WASHINGTON, November 25, 2009 – The Federal Communications Commission has moved ahead to implement an order from last year to establish rules to allow new wireless devices to operate in unused broadcast television spectrum.
“The rules will allow for the use of unlicensed TV band devices in the unused spectrum to provide broadband data and other services for consumers and businesses,” according to a public notice (DOC) dated November 25. The FCC document invites proposals from entities that would like to be “Designated TV Band Device Database Managers.”
FCC Panelists Valued Wireless Spectrum by Current Use, by Cost and by Demand
FCC Workshops, National Broadband Plan
September 27th, 2009
WASHINGTON, September 17, 2009 – A three-panel workshop on the role of wireless spectrum in the Federal Communications Commission’s national broadband plan considered how one could tell the value of spectrum: by its current use, by its cost, and by demand. These were the central discussions at the agency’s Spectrum workshop on September 17. Among the issues discussed were fourth-generation wireless supply and demand, sources of spectrum, and innovation in spectrum access.
Week's Links: Julius Genachowski Takes Reins at FCC
Broadband Stimulus, FCC, National Broadband Plan, NTIA, Premium Content
July 6th, 2009
WASHINGTON, July 6, 2009 – In a speech on Tuesday to staff at the Federal Communications Commission, new Chairman Julius Genachowski said that “if we…harness the power of communications to confront…challenges” such as the economy, education, health care, and energy, “we will…make a real positive difference in the lives of our children and future generations.”