Monday, February 24, 2014

DOD will compete with telecommunications companies for broadband chunks

Despite announcing plans for a much smaller military in terms of personnel counts, the Pentagon wants to reserve a larger chunk of the elctromagnetic spectrum for strategic weapons.  This national security need could compete with plans by telecommunications companies to use more frequencies, possibly for superfast broadband chunks for paying customers, or possibly, on the other hand, to expand broadband in less populated areas or to lower income people.  The Washington Times has the story by Maggie Ybarra here.
It's possible that larger broadband chunks could be advantageous in protecting the country from nuclear or EMP terror attacks.  

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