You make such a good point. Why does a company get to own <span style="font-style: italic;">our</span> airwaves? It doesn't make much sense. Who says it's the government's right to auction off our airwaves? Because the companies know how to utilize them better? Oh yeah, Verizon is great at it...
<br><br>There is no reason we should have to pay a company to use a cell phone. Possibly for extraneous services such as faster connections, etc. I'm just fed up with it. I understand paying "rent" for using their towers, but that's not what's going on here-we are paying to use the frequencies as well.
<br><br>(Can you tell my Neo arrived today? heh.)<br><br>-Kyle<br><br><br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 8/1/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Wolfgang S. Rupprecht</b> <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">
firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;"><br>"Harrison Metzger"
<br><<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>> writes:<br>> I hope everyone will voice their disappointment to the FCC. I just<br>> wrote letters to my sen/rep and the FCC (it felt great lol). ...
<br><br>I wonder if any pressure can be put on the FCC to reserve some of the<br>"public airwaves" for, you know, the public. The fact that the free<br>WIFI spectrum is only large enough to hold 3 non-overlapping channels
<br>is disgusting. Here in this part of Fremont, California those<br>channels are so overused it is hard to keep a connection for very long<br>due to everyone stepping on each other's signals. Why can't the<br>public have free access to a large percentage of the spectrum. It
<br>does belong to us right???<br><br>I would like to see the public get access to some prime frequencies<br>that aren't attenuated by 10db for every tree that the signal goes<br>through. The old TV 700Mhz spectrum would be ideal in this regard.
<br><br>Of course, this is a pipe dream. The FCC will sell our airwaves to<br>the same folks they always sell our airwaves to -- some oligopoly that<br>will make sure the public only gets to use them at 25 cents / minute
<br>if at all.<br><br>-wolfgang<br><br><br>_______________________________________________<br>OpenMoko community mailing list<br><a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a><br><a href="http://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/community">