Wireless Internet Service Providers Association Opposes Spectrum Grab

dkreichen1968

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From Official FCC Filing:
As the Commission begins its consideration of rules that may lead to the repurposing of TV broadcast spectrum for fixed and mobile broadband uses WISPA urges the Commission to consider the interests of wireless Internet service providers (“WISPs”) that rely on TV “white space” spectrum to deliver affordable fixed broadband services to consumers in rural, unserved and underserved areas of the country that cannot be reached today with currently available unlicensed spectrum. Consistent with recommendations in the National Broadband Plan, any plan to repurpose TV broadcast spectrum must preserve as much white space spectrum as possible for fixed, unlicensed use. If the goal of repurposing is to simply auction the majority of TV white space spectrum to large mobile broadband providers, the WISPA opposes this goal
http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/ecfs/docum...P3CJFHBGvJ!-205479274!881786263?id=7021034789
 

dkreichen1968

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Congress – Stop Selling Our Airwaves!

From The Article:

There is a dirty little secret hidden in plain sight in the United States. If big businesses were bribing the government to prevent competing small businesses from having access to government owned assets and reserving these assets for themselves one would think we would see people calling to have these people tried for corruption. Instead we are seeing it happening regularly with practically nobody giving it a second thought. It may be a much more formal and open process than bribes but the net effect of Spectrum Auctions is exactly the same. Big Businesses are the only winners of these spectrum auctions and WISPs are left with no access to good spectrum.
Congress – Stop Selling Our Airwaves! « WISPA
 

dkreichen1968

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FCC Insider: Spectrum Crisis 'Manufactured'

From The Article:
Why manufacture a crisis? Because selling the spectrum makes the government money, squatting on it creates scarcity, by proxy making spectrum worth more for squatters, all while keeping the spectrum out of the hands of new entrants and competitors. Many are already wondering if a government so supposedly dedicated to efficient use of spectrum shouldn't take a spectrum inventory, then impose "use it or lose it" requirements on the choicest bits of real estate. That makes more sense when you remember this is a valuable resource that technically belongs to -- you.
FCC Insider: Spectrum Crisis 'Manufactured' - 'To The Uncertain Benefit Of A Few' | DSLReports.com, ISP Information
 
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