Add this Page to Facebook!   Submit to Twitter   Submit to Reddit   Submit to Stumble Upon   Pin It!   Fark It!   Tell A Friend  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite Save As Favorite View Article Stats
No comments

Free Some TV Analog Spectrum for Free Public Use -- MUST READ

Quicklink submitted by Amanda Lang     Permalink
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags

View Ratings | Rate It


Become a Fan
  (9 fans)


At mediachannel.org

One lesson of Hurricane Katrina and the terrible chaotic aftermath is this: The public needs direct, unlicensed access to cheap, robust communications. The FCC can make this happen. A portion of the analog TV spectrum that will be clawed back from broadcasters in the next several years should be made license-free. Let the technical circus—that world of geeks, entrepreneurs, companies and venture capitalists—seek profits by making a mass market of super-duper WiMax gear. This will make future communications blackouts, like that which helped to cripple rescuers in New Orleans, much less likely. WiMax (formally, radios compliant with the IEEE 802.16 specification) is like Wi-Fi, but it goes five miles or more. Super-duper WiMax is my name for WiMax of the future. With extra frequencies, it will work even better, as far as distance, line-of-sight issues and obstacle penetration go.

Read the rest of the story HERE:

At mediachannel.org


 

Comments

The time limit for entering new comments on this Quicklink has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments