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.
Jayne Stancavage on the Global Spectrum Pipeline
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While today’s applications are human-centric, the next generation of wireless systems are likely to transform entire economic sectors.
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.
The National Technology Innovation Administration
The only way through our 1,200 year drought is get better at managing and using water than we have been. While RF spectrum isn’t in a similar crisis yet, it’s wise to prepare for an eventuality where demand far outstrips supply. Spectrum, like water, is a finite resource at each point in time even if both are reusable.
Will Rinehart on Broadband Part Two
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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.
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.
Will Rinehart on Broadband Infrastructure and Inclusion
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If you’re interested in broadband, competition, digital inclusion, and how public policy moves from idea to appropriation this is for you.
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.
IIJA: Good Start, Long Way to Go
Congress should re-prioritize broadband subsidies to meet the needs of urban poor, the forgotten rural areas, and the needs of everyone for mobile service. We live in 2021, let’s start acting like it.
Connecting the Unconnected
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When we begin with the requirements we quickly find that there are many ways to satisfy them. At this point it’s more prudent to continue to rely on innovation to meet needs rather than declare one and only one technology the permanent victor.