Building a Spectrum Pipeline

Evaluation of 20th century radio use cases against 21st century networking needs has to become an ongoing process until all of the spectrum allocations made by fiat are converted to more general uses.

April 22, 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

FAA Controversy Sort of Gets a Hearing

It goes without saying that US regulatory performance on the 5G mid-band and aviation is well below the international standard. Dickson was a poor choice when the former president appointed him, and he hasn’t grown into the job. A balanced hearing would show this.

February 2, 2022 0

Radio Amateur Hour

The January 17th letter from FAA via A4A to the White House, the Transportation Secretary, the FCC, and itself exposes aviation’s cluelessness

January 18, 2022 0

Will Rinehart on Broadband Part Two

The economics of competition work very differently in markets with high fixed costs. These markets work better with a consumer welfare focus than with the competition focus. 

December 29, 2021 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

Will Rinehart on Broadband Infrastructure and Inclusion

If you’re interested in broadband, competition, digital inclusion, and how public policy moves from idea to appropriation this is for you.

December 9, 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

Congress Digs Into Broadband

The priority for Congress in the Wednesday hearing to to draw a bright line between network projects in legitimate need of federal support for construction, technical capacity development, and backhaul and those, like Loveland, that are simply vanity projects.

October 5, 2021 0

Pallone’s Folly Will Make Broadband Worse

The need for broadband can be satisfied in a matter of months by spending money where it can do the most good: on end user inclusion programs and subsidies. The long term need for better and better broadband exists as well, but it lives on a completely different timeline.

September 13, 2021 0