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Recovering Television Spectrum | Doug Dawson | POTs and PANs

Recovering Television Spectrum | Doug Dawson | POTs and PANs | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it

Lately, the FCC finds itself in sales mode as it works to convince television station owners to sell their existing spectrum. For those not familiar with what the FCC is doing, this process is being referred to as an incentive auction for the 600 MHz band of spectrum. This spectrum today is owned by UHF TV stations.

This is spectacular spectrum and probably has the best characteristics for delivering wireless data. The spectrum easily carries to the horizon and it blasts through just about anything. I remember as a kid watching TV in a basement from a transmitter that was on a mountain on the far horizon. There is no better spectrum for the cellular companies than these bands.

This is called an incentive auction because TV stations are not being mandated to leave this spectrum. So the FCC is now engaged in a series of regional meetings to try to convince the stations to sell their spectrum. The auctions are expected to be lucrative, and station owners and the FCC will share the auction revenues. The AWS auction last November was wildly successful for the FCC. The FCC had set a minimum threshold on the spectrum at just over $10 billion and the final auction raised over $34 billion, and AWS spectrum is not even close to the great coverage characteristics of the 600 MHz spectrum. The TV spectrum should be far more lucrative since this is basically the holy grail of spectrum.

But many stations are hesitant to sell their spectrum, even at the billions they are likely to reap. The FCC has put together a complicated proposal to ‘repack’ the spectrum so that a station that sells its spectrum can stay on the air. But that is the part of the whole process that has stations nervous. It’s possible that a station could be given a slice of spectrum that is used by somebody else, such as sharing the space with wireless microphones. The repacked spectrum also doesn’t have as much of a cushion around each channel as exists today, which makes stations worried about out-of-band interference.


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'SuperGPS' Technology Accurately Pinpoints Your Position Within Inches | ScienceAlert.com

'SuperGPS' Technology Accurately Pinpoints Your Position Within Inches | ScienceAlert.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
Many of us rely on GPS (Global Positioning System) to estimate travel times, find our way to new places, avoid traffic congestion, keep track of the kids, and generally avoid getting lost.
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FL: Citrus County, state work to solve broadband woes | ChronicalOnline.com

County commissioners earlier this month voted unanimously to support a state grant program that would provide needed money to expand broadband availability in Citrus County.

 

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced Wednesday the deadline to apply for funding through the Broadband Opportunity Program (BOP) has been extended to Dec. 9.

 

The extension will accommodate communities impacted by recent hurricanes by providing additional time to apply and will not impact the state’s timeline to issue cash awards.

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What is a fiber map and why is it an effective tool? | Comsof.com

What is a fiber map and why is it an effective tool? | Comsof.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
A fiber map is a visual representation which illustrates the physical placement of a fiber optic network. Learn more in our latest post!
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T-Mobile execs open a door to mmWave FWA | LightReading.com

T-Mobile execs open a door to mmWave FWA | LightReading.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
At a recent Qualcomm media gathering, T-Mobile executives indicated the carrier's 5G ambitions now include a 'much more broader' rollout of voice over 5G next year.
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Ericsson taps industry partners to market private wireless | FierceWireless.com

Ericsson taps industry partners to market private wireless | FierceWireless.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
Ericsson plans to work with industrial partners to market private wireless services in countries that make spectrum available for enterprise use. | Becker Mining is just one of several partners that will help Ericsson sell private wireless networks to industry.
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T-Mobile turns on 'Standalone Ultra Capacity 5G' touting speeds up to 3Gbps | 9to5MAC.com

T-Mobile turns on 'Standalone Ultra Capacity 5G' touting speeds up to 3Gbps | 9to5MAC.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
This past summer, T-Mobile released the results of a production network test that showed how 5G Standalone (5G SA) could deliver speeds up to 3Gbps when combined with carrier aggregation (NR CA). Now the Uncarrier has officially launched its “Standalone Ultra Capacity 5G.” T-Mobile shared the details in a press release: “The leader in 5G […]
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Broadband Makes US Better: Lessons from the Lone Star State | NextCenturyCities.org

Broadband Makes US Better: Lessons from the Lone Star State | NextCenturyCities.org | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
Please select a form. BROADBAND MAKES US BETTER: LESSONS FROM THE LONE STAR STATE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY From being a social determinant of health to impacting generational economic mobility, broadband connectivity … Broadband Makes US Better: Lessons from the Lone Star State Read More »
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Why do farms need broadband? MN farmers will let you know | Blandin on Broadband

KSTP TV reports on the need for broadband in rural areas… Growing up, Joe Sullivan envisioned a life behind the wheel of a tractor. But the farmer from Franklin, Minnesota spends most days at a computer with his smartphone nearby. An app tells Sullivan the location and status of every piece of equipment on the…
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Elections Matter 2022 | Benton Institute for Broadband & Society | Benton.org

Elections Matter 2022 | Benton Institute for Broadband & Society | Benton.org | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
2022 election results and the impact on key Congressional committees
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Lt. Gov. Crouch, Indiana Broadband Office designates The City of Gary as a Broadband Ready Community | WIMSRadio.com

Lt. Gov. Crouch, Indiana Broadband Office designates The City of Gary as a Broadband Ready Community | WIMSRadio.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
Tuesday, Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Broadband Office announced that the City of Gary is now designated as an official Broadband Ready Community. The Broadband Ready Communities Program was created as a tool to encourage broadband development throughout Indiana. The Broadband Ready Community certification sends a signal to the telecommunication industry that a community has taken steps to reduce barriers to broadband infrastructure investment. “It is communities like Gary that are trailblazing and making a difference within the connectivity space,” Crouch said. “The many cities, counties and towns throughout the state that are collaborating on behalf of their […]
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MI: Broadband development nearly 2/3 complete in Manistee County | ManisteeNews.com

MI: Broadband development nearly 2/3 complete in Manistee County | ManisteeNews.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
A nearly $10 million investment in rural broadband is over halfway toward completio
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UK investigating Apple, Google mobile browser dominance | Reuters.com

UK investigating Apple, Google mobile browser dominance | Reuters.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
Britain's competition watchdog on Tuesday launched an in-depth investigation into the dominance of the mobile browsers of Apple and Google .
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Senators Urge NTIA to Redefine Reliable Broadband, FWA Opportunities at Stake | Telecompetitor.com

The NTIA reliable broadband definition excludes fixed wireless access that relies on unlicensed spectrum. Seven senators want to change that.
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U.S. Telecom Infrastructure Crisis: On telecom infrastructure modernization, politics of "good enough" likely to prevail at expense of FTTP | EldoTelecom.com

U.S. Telecom Infrastructure Crisis: On telecom infrastructure modernization, politics of "good enough" likely to prevail at expense of FTTP | EldoTelecom.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
Analysis & commentary on America's troubled transition to digital advanced telecommunications and associated infrastructure deficits.
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Apple Tracks You More Than You Think | Wired.com

Apple Tracks You More Than You Think | Wired.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
Plus: WikiLeaks’ website is falling apart, tax websites are sending your data to Facebook, and cops take down a big phone-number-spoofing operation.
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FCC’s New Broadband Map Brings Challenges for Local Government | Governing.com

FCC’s New Broadband Map Brings Challenges for Local Government | Governing.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
It’s an updated version of the one that will be used to allocate billions in federal funds. Local governments have less than two months to ask for corrections that could affect their portion of the money to improve Internet coverage.
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Metronet launches FTTP deployment in Findlay, OH | LightwaveOnline.com

Metronet says it has launched construction of fiber to the premises (FTTP) infrastructure in Findlay, OH. The fiber broadband network operator says the FTTP deployment will take two years to complete; however, first customers should be connected to the network next fall.

The first construction site is on West High Street, near the town center. From their crews will progress throughout the northwest of Findlay. Metronet says it will alert residents 30 days before digging begins in their neighborhood. will receive communication by mail about construction activity in their neighborhood 30 days prior to starting.

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6G poses existential threat to Ericsson | LightReading.com

6G poses existential threat to Ericsson | LightReading.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
Big changes in mobile technology would bring peril for a company that owes the entirety of its profits to its networks unit.
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Opinion | Don't Be Fooled. This Is What Elon Musk Is Really Up to With Twitter | Yanis Varoufakis | CommonDreams.org

Opinion | Don't Be Fooled. This Is What Elon Musk Is Really Up to With Twitter | Yanis Varoufakis | CommonDreams.org | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
"As a private fief, Twitter could never be the world's public square," says @yanisvaroufakis about @ElonMusk. "That was never the point."
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Does New Technology Thrill You? | POTs & PANs

Today’s blog is not about broadband, or perhaps only peripherally. As I write this holiday weekend blog, I find myself thinking a lot about an article written last month by Shannon Vallor in the MIT Technology Review. She asks the question, “We used to get excited about technology. What happened?”. The world is full of…
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Broadband connectivity among Minnesota Farm Bureau policy priorities | BrownFieldAgNews.com

Broadband connectivity among Minnesota Farm Bureau policy priorities | BrownFieldAgNews.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
Minnesota Farm Bureau has set legislative priorities for 2023. Vice president Carolyn Olson, who farms near Cottonwood, tells Brownfield rural broadband connectivity, supporting research and development at land grant universities, and funding the veterinary diagnostic lab emerged during grassroots discussion. “To continue research for prevention of animal diseases. As a pig farmer, that is something […]
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PM Sanchez sees 70% of US-EU data traffic passing through Spain | Reuters.com

PM Sanchez sees 70% of US-EU data traffic passing through Spain | Reuters.com | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
About 70% of the internet traffic between the United States and the European Union will pass through Spain after all the investments planned in data centers and submarine cables have been carried out, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said on Thursday.
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MI: Mason County board hears broadband pitches at work session | ShorelineMedia.net

PERE MARQUETTE TOWNSHIP — Two firms pitched their ideas of having a county-wide broadband during a work session of the Mason County Board of Commissioners Tuesday night in the conference room of the Mason County Airport.

 

Mason County Administrator Fabian Knizacky said the work session was to see if the county built the infrastructure while having an operator to work the system.

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NY: The Buffalo Common Council adopts resolution calling for improved access to Government Channel

The Buffalo Common Council is calling for widespread access to the Government Channel through cable subscriptions.  

 

On Tuesday, the council unanimously adopted a resolution titled Improving Accessibility to the Government Channel during the Common Council meeting.

 

University District Council Member Rasheed Wyatt sponsored the resolution, which calls for Spectrum to restore access to the Government Channel to a local channel that would be accessible to all residents without the need to pay for it.

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Will BEAD fund unlicensed spectrum? Good question and it will matter in Minnesota! | Blandin on Broadband

Will BEAD fund unlicensed spectrum? Good question and it will matter in Minnesota! | Blandin on Broadband | Surfing the Broadband Bit Stream | Scoop.it
So many posts about the FCC maps and funding and details because the details will impact how much money communities will receive for broadband in the next few years. The issue this post – unlicensed spectrum versus licensed spectrum. Telecompetitor reports… The BEAD program is designed to cover some of the costs of deploying broadband…
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