Posts Tagged ‘spectrum policy’

Spectrum: Where It Came From, Where It Goes

In the the beginning, wireless spectrum in the U.S. was free. In ¬†1983, the Federal Communications Commission created the first analog cellular networks by assigning two chunks of airwaves in the 800 MHz band. One … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / January 23rd, 2013
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LightSquared, Spectrum, and the Dilemma of Competition

LightSquared, the company that wanted to turn satellite communications spectrum into a wholesale land-based wireless broadband network has hit the end of the regulatory road. The National Telecommunications & Information Agency is convinced that Lightsquared’s … Continue reading

Steve Wildstrom / February 15th, 2012