700 Mhz Spectrum Auction

Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wolfgang.rupprecht+gnus200708 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 1 22:15:30 CEST 2007

"Harrison Metzger"
<harrisonmetz at gmail.com> writes:
> I hope everyone will voice their disappointment to the FCC. I just
> wrote letters to my sen/rep and the FCC (it felt great lol). ...

I wonder if any pressure can be put on the FCC to reserve some of the
"public airwaves" for, you know, the public.  The fact that the free
WIFI spectrum is only large enough to hold 3 non-overlapping channels
is disgusting.  Here in this part of Fremont, California those
channels are so overused it is hard to keep a connection for very long
due to everyone stepping on each other's signals.  Why can't the
public have free access to a large percentage of the spectrum.  It
does belong to us right???

I would like to see the public get access to some prime frequencies
that aren't attenuated by 10db for every tree that the signal goes
through.  The old TV 700Mhz spectrum would be ideal in this regard.

Of course, this is a pipe dream.  The FCC will sell our airwaves to
the same folks they always sell our airwaves to -- some oligopoly that
will make sure the public only gets to use them at 25 cents / minute
if at all.


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