FCC Boosts Free Wireless
- FCC to firm up plans for channels 60-69 in December. Weaver, Heather Forsgren // RCR;11/22/99, Vol. 18 Issue 47, p10
Informs that the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to announce in December 1999 which sectors of the wireless industry will be able to use spectrum made available with the transition to digital TV. Scheduled auction by April 2000; Transitioning of channels 60-69...
- Time is money for 60-69ers. McConnell, Bill // Broadcasting & Cable;03/26/2001, Vol. 131 Issue 13, p40
Reports on the United States Federal Communications Commission's plan to auction channels 60 to 69 to wireless communication companies as of March 26, 2001. Television broadcasting executive Lowell Paxson's plan to arrange early buyout deals with wireless companies.
- Commissioner Says Auction Will Proceed. Vaughan, Allyson // Wireless Week;4/8/2002, Vol. 8 Issue 14, p38
Reports on the decision of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to pursue the 700 megahertz auction scheduled to begin in June 2002, despite request for a delay by a number of wireless carriers and the Computer Technology Internet Association. Reason for the request; Consequences of...
- Spectrum auction should please both camps. Nobel, Carmen // eWeek;9/2/2002, Vol. 19 Issue 35, p29
Reports the auctioning of additional spectrum for the wireless carrier by the Federal Communication Commission in the U.S. Terms of the deal; Formulation of spectrum management plan; Transition of the television stations into digital technology.
- Mobile WiMAX + 700-MHz Spectrum + Cable: Perfect Together. Barthold, Jim // Telecommunications - Americas Edition;Jun2006, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p27
This article discusses the convergence of three technologies, namely IEEE 802.16e mobile WiMAX for fixed broadband wireless, cable television networks, and 700-MHz radio spectrum from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Cable companies have the interest, the money, and the...
- Spectrum: Public trust or cash cow? FITCHARD, KEVIN // Connected Planet;Apr2010, p9
The author talks about how the wireless spectrum is being handled by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He questions the proposal of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to buy licenses back from television broadcasters and outlines several arguments about the private use of the...
- McAdams On: Signal-Free. MCADAMS, DEBORAH D. // TV Technology;3/25/2015, Vol. 33 Issue 6, p6
The author expresses concerns about local TV stations in comparison with wireless based web and mobile as TV stations, and observes TV stations deliver current, relevant information unlike web where you have to search, also highlighting the U.S. local news scenario and FCC TV spectrum drive.
- Concerns Raised Over Auction Rules. ARLEN, GARY // TV Technology;Jul2015, Vol. 33 Issue 14, p1
The article presents concerns raised by low-power television (LPTV) operators and TV translators over the planned broadcast spectrum incentive auction rules being issued by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) including loss of TV and emergency communications for population.
- The Questionable FUTURE OF GPS. Paiva, Joseph V. R. // Point of Beginning;Apr2011, Vol. 36 Issue 7, p14
The article focuses on the threat posed to the global positioning system (GPS) technology by the plan of LightSquared Co. to transmit high-powered wireless broadband signals in a frequency band adjoining the spectrum used for GPS. It states that LightSquared, which acquired a satellite...