How Open Will "Open Networks" Be?

Drucker, Elliott
September 2007
Wireless Week;9/15/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 14, p22
Trade Publication
This article discusses an auction for 700 MHz spectrum that will be conducted by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 2007. According to the author, the FCC has ventured outside its usual regulatory power in defining both the structure and use of the five commercial channel blocks it has defined. He finds that the spectrum includes 24 MHz to be dedicated to nationwide public safety networks. The author concludes that it is possible that the FCC would prohibit C block licensees.


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