# [opendtv] Re: Did I get this one right?

*From*: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>*To*: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>*Date*: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 10:28:33 -0700

Wireless mics are licensed, so you start off from an absurd point of view. No need to read further. John Willkie -----Mensaje original----- De: opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:opendtv-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] En nombre de Craig Birkmaier Enviado el: Sunday, October 21, 2007 6:56 AM Para: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Asunto: [opendtv] Re: Did I get this one right? As wireless mics seem to be important to broadcasters, it would seem logical to assign several white space frequencies for their unlicensed use. How many frequencies are used by these mics today? Obviously they must be reasonably agile as the available frequencies change from market to market. We are talking about a huge chunk of spectrum from VHF through 600 MHz. There is plenty of room there to create multiple licensed and unlicensed services. Then again, there is enough room there for the broadcasters to use this spectrum efficiently to develop a competitive multi-channel service similar to Freeview, but with the ability to serve individual markets as well. Personally, I would prefer to see the spectrum assigned to broadcasters USED by broadcasters to develop a multichannel service with a free tier similar to Freeview) and the ability to deliver premium subscription services as well. At the same time we could shutter the FCC and get rid of ALL legislated and regulatory protections associated with the use of this spectrum. I would do this by setting up regional broadcast spectrum utilities as I have discussed before. The content moguls would pay prevailing market rates for bits, and hopefully they would do the same on cable and DBS, choosing either to offer commercial free subscription channels for which subscribers would pay, or advertiser supported channels for which they would pay for carriage. Regards Craig ---------------------------------------------------------------------- You can UNSUBSCRIBE from the OpenDTV list in two ways: - Using the UNSUBSCRIBE command in your user configuration settings at FreeLists.org - By sending a message to: opendtv-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word unsubscribe in the subject line.

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