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At George Mason University, Hear a U.K. Perspective on Spectrum

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Over at TechLiberation, I ask the question: What’s the right way to allocate the airwaves? For years and years and years, the governing policy of federal communications was that the electro-magnetic spectrum was too “scarce” to be left to the devices of the marketplace. This kind of reasoning has always lacked substance.
I highlight the speech […]

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Net Neutrality and White Spaces Remain in the Limelight at Association Conference

November 7th, 2008 · No Comments

I appreciate all the great traffic I’ve received in recent days for my posts about the white spaces issue. This morning I posted two news articles on BroadbandCensus.com coming out of the Wireless Communications Association’s conference in San Jose. Follow the links to read the pieces.

Net Neutrality Advocates: Wireless Carriers’ Network Management Must be ‘Reasonable’
SAN […]

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The Real White Spaces Debate: To Create or Abolish a Market in the Airwaves

November 4th, 2008 · 9 Comments

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, November 4 - I’ve been following the “white spaces” for as long as it has been happening - four, maybe five years - and I must admit that I am surprised by FCC Chairman Kevin Martin’s sudden fondness for them.
Until the last days of his chairmanship, Martin never cared for this somewhat […]

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Broadcast Networks Seek ‘Time Out’ on FCC Push for White Spaces

October 23rd, 2008 · 7 Comments

By Drew Clark
WASHINGTON, October 23 – The top executives of the four major broadcast networks on Thursday urged the head of the Federal Communications Commission to delay a vote on a politically simmering issue that pits broadcasters against Google and high-tech executives.
In the letter, the CEOs of CBS Corp., NBC Universal and Walt Disney, and […]

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Google, the NAB, and a Third Way in ‘White Spaces’ Debate

May 28th, 2008 · 8 Comments

By Drew Clark
Google co-founder Larry Page came to Washington last week to take on the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the lobbying group that represents over-the-air television stations. It’s a whole new adversary for the beleaguered broadcasters, who have been fighting cable and satellite television for years.
The Federal Communications Commission is currently considering a proposal, […]

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Tags: NAB · broadband · broadcasting · dtv · google · spectrum · white spaces