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NTIA finds 95 MHz of spectrum for wireless, proposes sharing parts


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The National Telecommunications and Information Administration found that 95 MHz of spectrum currently in federal hands, the 1755-1850 MHz band, could be repurposed for commercial wireless use. However, the agency identified several challenges to do doing so, including finding adequate substitute spectrum for other federal agencies, how spectrum might be shared and how that might affect the timelines of a transition. As part of its review, the NTIA recommended both relocating federal users and sharing spectrum between federal agencies and commercial users.

 

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For you spectrum geeks, what do you think?

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For you spectrum geeks, what do you think?

I've always wonder why the government is do greedy. The whole country is able to trunk all consumer wireless services over that much spectrum. What on God's green earth would that much spectrum be needed for (especially since it isn't military).

 

They do the same crap with IP Addresses. Only 10% of them are allowed to be used by the public.

 

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