700 Mhz Spectrum Auction
OpenMoko at mauve.plus.com
Thu Aug 2 02:41:37 CEST 2007
Wolfgang S. Rupprecht wrote:
> "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.
The 700MHz spectrum would about cope with one 802.11g equivalent
And exactly what do you think would happen if this was free access, and
the signals go for longer distances?
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