[opendtv] Re: A more intelligent way to deal with the White spaces?

  • From: "negrjp" <negrjp@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "opendtv" <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2008 12:35:39 -0200

Digital Over The Air Television not runs better than OTA TV analog.
This detail may crash OTA audience too.


> At 6:13 PM -0400 11/1/08, Albert Manfredi wrote:
> >
> >> Why do broadcasters have any more claim to this spectrum
> >> for a "new" service than other potential users of this spectrum?
> >
> >Because it's their spectrum. Perhaps broadcasters can make the same
> >argument about using the DBS spectrum? Or the WiFi spectrum? Or how
> >about allowing WSDs in the GPS spectrum? Why not allow broadcasters
> >to blast away from their high towers in the 2.4 GHz band, for "new
> >services"? Broadcasters have given up 200 MHz of spectrum for cell
> >service, in the 1980s and now, so it's not like nothing has changed.
> No Bert, it is NOT their spectrum. It is OUR spectrum.
> And broadcasters purposely decided to use this spectrum in a highly
> inefficient manner for a service that most people do not use anymore.
> I am not advocating eliminating OTA broadcasting. I am simply saying
> that it is time for broadcasters to wake up and stop trying to
> convince folks that their service is threatened by the development of
> new services that share the portions of "their spectrum" that are
> lying fallow.
> The demands for spectrum are far different today than in the era when
> broadcasters were LOANED this spectrum to create the TV service. You
> noted above a whole series of new spectrum applications that have
> enabled the development of huge new industries that help propel our
> economy and generate new jobs.
> The spectrum is a precious national resource that should be used to
> benefit the people, not special interests who hoard it. The best
> economic use of these precious resources is just as important as the
> maintenance of legacy services that do not provide significant
> benefits to the public.
> We could still have buggy paths that run along every interstate highway...
> >A good compromise would be to allow only the low VHF for consumer
> >devices, and allow sharing of white spaces otherwise only for fixed
> >broadband service, where channel assignments can be done
> >intelligently.
> Compromise might be a good approach IF the current occupants were
> willing to compromise.
> They are not.
> In the face of this kind of obstruction of progress the FCC has
> little choice but to force the issue.
> And I completely disagree that it is not possible for devices to be
> designed that will work compatibly with the existing broadcast system.
> Regards
> Craig
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