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FCC’s TV Auction Workshop

The FCC plans to auction off television channels 30 through 50 for broadband wireless, and held a workshop for broadcasters last week.

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Verizon: We Have Enough Spectrum to Not Need Wi-Fi Offloading – Just Months After Insisting They Faced Spectrum Crisis | DSLReports.com, ISP Information

Verizon: We Have Enough Spectrum to Not Need Wi-Fi Offloading - Just Months After Insisting They Faced Spectrum Crisis | DSLReports.com, ISP Information

Years ago then-Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg clearly stated the company would have more than enough spectrum to fully offer nationwide LTE wireless broadband. That was before the company moved to nab another 122 Advanced Wireless Services spectrum licenses from the cable industry. Studies show both AT&T and Verizon have plenty of spectrum, particularly after re-farming spectrum currently being used for 2G and 3G (EVDO) services.

via Verizon: We Have Enough Spectrum to Not Need Wi-Fi Offloading – Just Months After Insisting They Faced Spectrum Crisis | DSLReports.com, ISP Information.

Opinion: More spectrum means more innovation – Steve Largent – POLITICO.com

The U.S. wireless industry plays a vital role in Americans’ lives and in America’s economy.

More than 40,000 of the world’s wireless industry experts, policymakers and enthusiasts were in New Orleans recently for International CTIA WIRELESS 2012. A stream of new and cool wireless products and services were unveiled, including announcements by AT&T’s Connected House, MasterCard’s PayPass Wallet, HTC’s Droid Incredible 4G and Samsung’s Focus 2.

The announcement of these products seems like a beginning but the reality is that product announcements are long in the making. Part of the reason for that is because of the need for spectrum, the fuel for the wireless industry and its “virtuous cycle” of innovation. As long as our members have access to spectrum, the networks are upgraded to be faster and handle more capacity. Then the device manufacturers create new capabilities. Content creators then develop new uses and apps, so consumers can benefit from all of it. But it all starts with spectrum.

via Opinion: More spectrum means more innovation – Steve Largent – POLITICO.com.

Opinion: Keep torch bright for global leadership in mobile – Julius Genachowski – POLITICO.com

Americans are adopting mobile broadband faster than any computing technology in history, creating more than 1.5 million new U.S. jobs and offering tremendous potential to improve education, health care and public safety.

With the American-driven mobile apps revolution and the rapid rollout of 4G mobile services, the U.S. has now regained global leadership in mobile.

via Opinion: Keep torch bright for global leadership in mobile – Julius Genachowski – POLITICO.com.

Opinion: Broadcasting as an engine for local economies – Gordon Smith – POLITICO.com

Congress has been consumed in recent years with contentious debate over how best to preserve and enhance free and local broadcasting — the original wireless technology — while making available airwaves that can also be used to alleviate the much-hyped “spectrum crunch” for wireless broadband providers.

We think lawmakers struck the right balance with legislation signed into law earlier this year that provides incentives for television stations that voluntarily choose to go out of business but that acknowledges the enduring and indispensable role that local broadcasting plays in the fabric of American society.

via Opinion: Broadcasting as an engine for local economies – Gordon Smith – POLITICO.com.

TVTechnology: McAdams On: Surplus Spectrum

700 MHz divestures raise questions about value of TV spectrum for wireless

NEWS, FLASH: The world as we know it will not end if the remaining TV spectrum is not commandeered for the wireless industry. It seems the wireless industry doesn’t have any use for the TV channels it obtained in 2008 auction of 700 MHz spectrum. Both Verizon and Cox are now trying to dump 700 MHz spectrum, which, if you recall, was absolutely vital just a few years ago to the wireless future of the United States. Wireless carriers have been talking about a spectrum crunch since the mid-’80s, when they convinced Congress to push through the digital transition (at a cost of billions to taxpayers), and redesignated TV Chs. 52-69—the 700 MHz allocations—for wireless communications.

via TVTechnology: McAdams On: Surplus Spectrum.

NTIA: Companies, Agencies Will Need To Share Spectrum – Tech Daily Dose – Tech Daily Dose

Government agencies can’t be expected to use spectrum as efficiently as private companies, an official with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration told congressional staffers on Tuesday.

The diverse ways that federal agencies use spectrum range from unmanned aerial vehicles to emergency radio communications. That, NTIA deputy associate administrator Karl Nebbia said, means it’s not easy to completely clear government spectrum for use by private companies.

via NTIA: Companies, Agencies Will Need To Share Spectrum – Tech Daily Dose – Tech Daily Dose.