Eric Schmidt’s Spectrum Agenda

The US needs to create a system that keeps spectrum licenses in circulation, like dollars in the economy. Every technical system that uses spectrum today will be obsolete some day.

May 5, 2022 0

Survive and Thrive After the 3G Sunset

If you have a car with built-in 3G and no upgrade path consider this is a lesson learned and rely on your smartphone for navigation and SOS.

February 22, 2022 0

Show Your Cards, FAA

Instead of playing this game of media leak-a-thon with secret studies and mystical data, the time has come for the FAA to come clean and show its cards.

December 21, 2021 0

Resolving Spectrum Disputes

Radio risk assessment is a complex, multivariate problem, precisely the kind of thing that territorial political players don’t do well.

December 2, 2021 0

FAA Embarrasses Itself

The proper role of FAA in this and any similar controversy is to conduct its own measurements and share them with the responsible parties. It should share its findings on altimeter vulnerabilities and leave the modeling in 5G emissions to the experts.

November 12, 2021 0

NTIA Map Has Real but Limited Value

Indicators of Broadband Needs sheds light on low-income areas with limited broadband use. It doesn’t answer questions about how much money we need to spend on infrastructure, what speeds such spending should target, whether the providers should be public or private, and how such money should be spent.

June 17, 2021 0

Universal Broadband: A 21st Century View

The way forward is to prioritize urgent needs over long term visions. In cases where a new wireline network is the only solution that will get a rural community online, of course that network needs to be all fiber and potentially symmetrical. But such cases are rare.

May 7, 2021 0

Biden’s Zombie Broadband Plan

While we have work to do in rural and poor America, we are not at a point where we can afford to turn our backs on emerging technologies in favor of a zombie broadband plan born in the last millennium.

April 1, 2021 0

California Law Attacks Veterans

Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick wants you to pay more for Internet service. The professor, hand-picked by Democratic presidential candidate Larry Lessig to succeed him as head of the…

March 25, 2021 0

How We Share Spectrum

Cocktail Party

Barring the advent of some new technology that allows you and your neighbors to use the same band at the same time with absolutely no interference, this is all there is. We will have have such a technology someday, but we quite have it yet.  

January 11, 2021 0