Net Neutrality Reply Comments

Rather than going forward with backward-looking Title II regulations it would be wise for the FCC to issue a Further NPRM seeking comment on the state of competition in the Broadband ISP market. The NPRM barely touches this topic, but it’s actually at the center of the current issue set. There is much the Agency can do to accelerate the transition from a wire-dominant broadband regime to a wireless future in which the Internet is fully pervasive.

January 17, 2024 0

DoD Drags Down the Spectrum Strategy

The Pentagon needs to strive to become a better partner with private sector innovators while revising its spectrum strategy from one of dominance to one of cooperation.

December 12, 2023 0

FCC Lumbers Along with Net Neutrality

I would much rather see the FCC spend its free time on the spectrum problem than fooling around with Title II. But that takes the agency focusing more on what the country needs and less on its institutional self-esteem. That’s harsh, but it’s consistent with what’s actually happening in 2023

October 16, 2023 0

5G Hampered by Bad Information

In both 5G coexistence and support for our allies, the Pentagon should focus more on the immediate goal and less on tactics. Despite its penchant for debate, the Pentagon has little relevant experience in either field. 

August 29, 2023 0

Towards a DoD Spectrum Roadmap

The quest for “principles evident in the operation of actual high-demand, high-performance, and high-efficiency wireless networks and in the trajectory of near-term spectrum research and development” continues.

February 21, 2023 0

Spectrum Policy is Too Politicized

Spectrum policy needs to be guided by the realities of network engineering rather than the desires of network incumbents to protect legacy business models from competition from wireless upstarts. Spectrum policy need not be a team sport.

January 25, 2023 0

FAA Proposes Token 5G Fix

Measured 5G transmission

Absent exigent circumstances (supply chain disruptions and the like) a single cycle of radalt upgrades and add-on filters should be sufficient to ensure compatibility with 5G.

January 12, 2023 0

Effective and Efficient Wireless Networks

Many government systems can be replaced by modern upgrades with zero incremental spectrum footprint above the commercial and private systems on which the highly productive civilian sector depends. Look at FirstNet.

September 20, 2022 0

Anna Gomez on the National Spectrum Plan

Of all the telecom lawyers I’ve met, nobody understands spectrum better than Anna Gomez. This is a must-see podcast for spectrum geeks.

August 8, 2022 0

Jayne Stancavage on the Global Spectrum Pipeline

While today’s applications are human-centric, the next generation of wireless systems are likely to transform entire economic sectors.

May 31, 2022 0