Wednesday, April 02, 2014

FCC approves auction on airwaves for WiFi and "broadband wireless"

Edward Wyatt reported on p. B8 of the New York Times Tuesday that the FCC has freed up more airwaves for WiFi and “wireless broadband”, the latter of which is not a completely adequate substitute for FIOS or cable sometimes (see previous article).  The auction is supposed to develop a fund for more emergency broadband services.  The link for the story online is here

The FCC is also ruling that the four major broadcast companies cannot form a marketing block to negotiate with cable and wireless, removing competition.

I recall that there was a major “cable and wireless” company in Tysons Corner VA in the 1990s, using mainframe! 

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