[opendtv] Re: news: F.C.C. to Open Radio Spectrum

  • From: Craig Birkmaier <craig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 6 Nov 2008 09:05:32 -0500

At 3:20 PM -0500 11/5/08, Manfredi, Albert E wrote:
And finally there's the disingenuous hype factor. Wireless broadband
schemes have existed for years and years, have gained very little
traction, and have not had to grab assigned TV spectrum. IEEE 802.16,
preferably in the sub-11 GHz bands, has long been available for anyone
wanting to offer broadband to rural customers. Why suddenly is it
mandatory to rape the TV bands to get this service?


It's not sudden Bert.

This battle has been raging for decades; you can thank it for DTV and your HDTV!

And to answer your question about the white spaces versus alternatives in other spectrum bands...

Propagation characteristics

Regards
Craig



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