Spectrum and Wishful Thinking

There are two very good pieces on spectrum today.  Jonathan Salter at Mobile Future has a written one of them (Spectrum Sharing and the Elusive Silver Bullet) in Fierce Broadband Wireless.  He references Peter Rysavy’s recent report, which we covered here on High Tech Forum.  Larry Downes has another piece (“Feds to Mobile Users: Drop Dead”) on CNET.  Both articles take a critical look at the wishful thinking in spectrum policy.

The bottom line?  Washington needs to move aggressively on clearing and reallocating spectrum for America’s wireless consumers.  The U.S., by 2016, will generate the highest data traffic in the world.  Maintaining our global leadership in mobile technology will require us using all our assets:  hard work, effective policy leadership, the ability for competitors to compromise and collaborate.