[WISPA] Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]

2006-05-08 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181

Thanks Frannie,

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- Original Message - 
From: Frannie Wellings [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED]; John 
Scrivner [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]



Hey Marlon and John,

Well, there's lots going on.

In the House, Inslee and Blackburn have introduced their bill, the 
American Broadband for Communities Act: 
http://www.freepress.net/congress/billinfo.php?id=172


In the Senate, we have the two bills S. 2327 and S. 2332, and now Senator 
Stevens has included unlicensed spectrum in his new massive telecom bill. 
It's called the Communications, Consumers' Choice, and Broadband 
Deployment Act of 2006. It would require the FCC, within 270 days of 
passage, to finish the pending white spaces proceeding. It says that 
within 270 days, “a certified unlicensed device may use eligible broadcast 
television frequencies in a manner that protects licensees from harmful 
interference.”


It also, as I understand, would extend USF to broadband though I don't yet 
have an analysis of this section. Much of USF implementation would be 
dealt with at the FCC. USF is not included in the big House telecom bill: 
http://www.freepress.net/congress/billinfo.php?id=169.


The question now is what happens with these two massive telecom bills and 
the separate unlicensed bill in the House.


I'll give you more information when I have it available, but please 
continue to ask if you have any questions.


Best,

Frannie

Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:


Hi Frannie,

Any idea where this issue stands at this time?

How about USF?

thanks,
Marlon
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- Original Message - From: Frannie Wellings 
[EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: John Scrivner [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Cc: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Saturday, April 15, 2006 2:44 AM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]



Hi,

No problem here. The impression below is false. There was even a staff 
briefing on Friday in the Senate on white space use for unlicensed. I 
know a number of people who work in the Senate and who did the briefing, 
Ben being one of them, and this was not even discussed. It's not going 
around on the House side either. The discussion is all about broadband 
access. Unlicensed vs. licensed has been discussed, but there's no move 
to change it to licensed use.


So it's okay. WISPA should do a House and Senate call-in very soon 
though to promote the bills in the Senate and the proposed bill by 
Inslee and Blackburn in the House. I'll help in whatever way I can.


Best,

F

At 10:40 AM -0500 4/15/06, John Scrivner wrote:

Hi Frannie. As you can see below we have a problem. Can you fill me in 
on whatever you know about who, what, how this effort is being done to 
kill our chances at the whitespaces? We had a significant presence to 
help during Katrina and used a great deal of unlicensed frequencies to 
help restore communications. I think we need to drive home the point 
that if WISPs and others have this spectrum available we will implement 
it and have it ready when disaster hits. Unlicensed deployed for 
broadband delivery can help make disaster communications infrastructure 
ready to use and already deployed. We should be able to dedicate a 
large part of the available time on the network to first responder 
traffic only which in essence gives them a chunk of the spectrum 
without having to dedicate the frequencies to this and without losing 
its usability for broadband to the people. Why leave large swaths of 
spectrum dormant only to be used during an emergency when the same 
spectrum can easily and effectively serve both interests? Let me know 
your thoughts.

Thank you,
Scriv

PS. I want to put together a Call to Action via email and on the 
website for all WISPs regarding the current white spaces bills once 
they leave committee. Please let me know how we can best help.





Mike said:

Hi guys

Giving you guys a heads up here as I can imagine you would be very
disappointed if the chatter I'm hearing comes true.

As you know I'm on that FCC panel for Katrina Communications failures.
During many of the discussions and research there is a lot of chatter 
going
on all over D.C. about using the TV white spaces (or at least a large 
chunk

of them) for Emergency Response ONLY(much the same as 4.9GHz).

I know you guys are working hard on trying to get the TV space for the
License Exempt WISPs, but the current chatter could have a 

Re: [WISPA] Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]

2006-05-08 Thread Dawn DiPietro

Marlon,

Cool. This sounds like a step in the right direction.

Regards,
Dawn DiPietro



Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:


Thanks Frannie,

Marlon
(509) 982-2181   Equipment sales
(408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services
42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp!
64.146.146.12 (net meeting)
www.odessaoffice.com/wireless
www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam



- Original Message - From: Frannie Wellings 
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED]; John 
Scrivner [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]



Hey Marlon and John,

Well, there's lots going on.

In the House, Inslee and Blackburn have introduced their bill, the 
American Broadband for Communities Act: 
http://www.freepress.net/congress/billinfo.php?id=172


In the Senate, we have the two bills S. 2327 and S. 2332, and now 
Senator Stevens has included unlicensed spectrum in his new massive 
telecom bill. It's called the Communications, Consumers' Choice, and 
Broadband Deployment Act of 2006. It would require the FCC, within 
270 days of passage, to finish the pending white spaces proceeding. 
It says that within 270 days, “a certified unlicensed device may use 
eligible broadcast television frequencies in a manner that protects 
licensees from harmful interference.”


It also, as I understand, would extend USF to broadband though I 
don't yet have an analysis of this section. Much of USF 
implementation would be dealt with at the FCC. USF is not included in 
the big House telecom bill: 
http://www.freepress.net/congress/billinfo.php?id=169.


The question now is what happens with these two massive telecom bills 
and the separate unlicensed bill in the House.


I'll give you more information when I have it available, but please 
continue to ask if you have any questions.


Best,

Frannie



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Re: [WISPA] Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]

2006-05-08 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181

Maybe.  I've not read the bills.

Marlon
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www.odessaoffice.com/wireless
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- Original Message - 
From: Dawn DiPietro [EMAIL PROTECTED]

To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org
Sent: Monday, May 08, 2006 9:09 AM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]



Marlon,

Cool. This sounds like a step in the right direction.

Regards,
Dawn DiPietro



Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:


Thanks Frannie,

Marlon
(509) 982-2181   Equipment sales
(408) 907-6910 (Vonage)Consulting services
42846865 (icq)And I run my own wisp!
64.146.146.12 (net meeting)
www.odessaoffice.com/wireless
www.odessaoffice.com/marlon/cam



- Original Message - From: Frannie Wellings 
[EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED]; John 
Scrivner [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]



Hey Marlon and John,

Well, there's lots going on.

In the House, Inslee and Blackburn have introduced their bill, the 
American Broadband for Communities Act: 
http://www.freepress.net/congress/billinfo.php?id=172


In the Senate, we have the two bills S. 2327 and S. 2332, and now 
Senator Stevens has included unlicensed spectrum in his new massive 
telecom bill. It's called the Communications, Consumers' Choice, and 
Broadband Deployment Act of 2006. It would require the FCC, within 270 
days of passage, to finish the pending white spaces proceeding. It says 
that within 270 days, “a certified unlicensed device may use eligible 
broadcast television frequencies in a manner that protects licensees 
from harmful interference.”


It also, as I understand, would extend USF to broadband though I don't 
yet have an analysis of this section. Much of USF implementation would 
be dealt with at the FCC. USF is not included in the big House telecom 
bill: http://www.freepress.net/congress/billinfo.php?id=169.


The question now is what happens with these two massive telecom bills 
and the separate unlicensed bill in the House.


I'll give you more information when I have it available, but please 
continue to ask if you have any questions.


Best,

Frannie



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