[WISPA] [Fwd: Great news! We now have two unlicensed bills in the senate.]

2006-02-27 Thread John Scrivner
Thank you, all of you, who worked with WISPA to get those comments on 
the 04-186 issue. We all owe a special thanks to our new friend Frannie 
Wellings at Free Press also. She has been absolutely key in helping make 
this issue appear on the legislative radar. The dream may actually come 
true here guys. Please read this in its entirety. I will likely be 
calling on you again soon as this issue gains steam.

Kindest regards,
John Scrivner


 Original Message 
Subject:Great news! We now have two unlicensed bills in the senate.
Date:   Tue, 21 Feb 2006 15:48:36 -0500
From:   Frannie Wellings [EMAIL PROTECTED]
To: John Scrivner [EMAIL PROTECTED]



Hi John,

We've had some positive developments in the Senate and I thought you and 
all of the wonderful folks from the WISP community who called and 
e-mailed their senators would want to know. 

On Friday, February 17th, two bills were introduced in the Senate that 
would help to open the white spaces. Both bills direct the Federal 
Communications Commission to move quickly to free-up the empty broadcast 
channels for unlicensed use so that they can be used for wireless broadband.


Senators George Allen (R-VA), John Kerry (D-MA), John Sununu (R-NH) and 
Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced a bi-partisan bill entitled the Wireless 
Innovation Act of 2006 (WINN Act). Senate Commerce Committee Chairman 
Ted Stevens (R-AK) introduced the American Broadband for Communities Act 
(ABC Act).


The two bills are very similar and ideally the Senators will join 
together behind one bill. We're so lucky to have five senators taking 
action here and expect more to sign on. This is really an important step 
and the input from the WISP community has been remarkably valuable.  
Please thank everyone who took the time to get involved.  They should be 
encouraged that their calls matter and they really should know that 
their comments in the 04-186 docket are really key.  I'm so glad that so 
many WISPs submitted comments.


I might be coming back to you soon asking for the WISPs to call their 
senators in support of unlicensed spectrum as we see what happens with 
the two bills.  Hopefully they will join into one bill then we have to 
get that bill passed in the Commerce Committee and then the full Senate.


Thanks again for all of your help.

Best,

Frannie


P.S. - Here are some statements from the Senators...

Senator Kerry has been an important leader on this issue, working hard 
to introduce legislation to open the white spaces. He said of the 
legislation, Instead of just talking about it, we need to make 
affordable broadband a reality everywhere Making this technology 
available in all corners of our country is good for our families, 
demonstrates the spirit of American innovation and promotes our success 
in the global economy.


Senator Allen said of the WINN Act, This legislation will enable 
entrepreneurs to provide affordable, competitive high-speed wireless 
broadband services in areas that otherwise have no connectivity to 
broadband Internet.


Senator Stevens, the chairman of the key committee, stated: Allowing 
unlicensed operations in the broadcast band could play a significant 
role in bringing wireless broadband and home networking to more of our 
citizens by lowering costs, particularly in Alaska where connectivity is 
so important due to our remoteness.







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Re: [WISPA] [Fwd: Great news! We now have two unlicensed bills in the senate.]

2006-02-27 Thread Scott Reed




This is great news.  In looking at some info about the bills, I am wondering if want to ask for some of the whitespace to be made quasi-licensed, not unlicensed.  I would love to have some channels that I know will not be used by anyone within 50 miles of where I use them.  Not sure what it needs to be, but I would like some assurance that there will not be SOHO routers, etc. on every available channel.

Scott Reed 


Owner 


NewWays 


Wireless Networking 


Network Design, Installation and Administration 


www.nwwnet.net 




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Subject: [WISPA] [Fwd: Great news! We now have two unlicensed bills in the 
senate.] 



 Thank you, all of you, who worked with WISPA to get those comments on  

 

the 04-186 issue. We all owe a special thanks to our new friend Frannie  

 

Wellings at Free Press also. She has been absolutely key in helping make  

 

this issue appear on the legislative radar. The dream may actually come  

 

true here guys. Please read this in its entirety. I will likely be  
 

calling on you again soon as this issue gains steam. 
 

Kindest regards, 
 

John Scrivner 
 
 

 Original Message  
 

Subject:  Great news! We now have two unlicensed bills 
in the senate. 
 

Date:  Tue, 21 Feb 2006 15:48:36 -0500 
 

From:  Frannie Wellings [EMAIL PROTECTED] 

 

To:  John Scrivner [EMAIL PROTECTED] 
 

 

Hi John, 
 
 

We've had some positive developments in the Senate and I thought you and  

 

all of the wonderful folks from the WISP community who called and  
 

e-mailed their senators would want to know.  
 
 

On Friday, February 17th, two bills were introduced in the Senate that  
 

would help to open the white spaces. Both bills direct the Federal  
 

Communications Commission to move quickly to free-up the empty broadcast  

 

channels for unlicensed use so that they can be used for wireless broadband. 

 
 

Senators George Allen (R-VA), John Kerry (D-MA), John Sununu (R-NH) and  

 

Barbara Boxer (D-CA) introduced a bi-partisan bill entitled the Wireless  

 

Innovation Act of 2006 (WINN Act). Senate Commerce Committee Chairman  
 

Ted Stevens (R-AK) introduced the American Broadband for Communities Act  

 

(ABC Act). 
 
 

The two bills are very similar and ideally the Senators will join  
 

together behind one bill. We're so lucky to have five senators taking  
 

action here and expect more to sign on. This is really an important step  

 

and the input from the WISP community has been remarkably valuable.   

 

Please thank everyone who took the time to get involved.  They should be  

 

encouraged that their calls matter and they really should know that  
 

their comments in the 04-186 docket are really key.  I'm so glad that so  

 

many WISPs submitted comments. 
 
 

I might be coming back to you soon asking for the WISPs to call their  
 

senators in support of unlicensed spectrum as we see what happens with  
 

the two bills.  Hopefully they will join into one bill then we have to  

 

get that bill passed in the Commerce Committee and then the full Senate. 

 
 

Thanks again for all of your help. 
 
 

Best, 
 
 

Frannie 
 
 

P.S. - Here are some statements from the Senators... 
 
 

Senator Kerry has been an important leader on this issue, working hard  
 

to introduce legislation to open the white spaces. He said of the  
 

legislation, Instead of just talking about it, we need to make  
 

affordable broadband a reality everywhere Making this technology  
 

available in all corners of our country is good for our families,  
 

demonstrates the spirit of American innovation and promotes our success  

 

in the global economy. 
 
 

Senator Allen said of the WINN Act, This legislation will enable  
 

entrepreneurs to provide affordable, competitive high-speed wireless  
 

broadband services in areas that otherwise have no connectivity to  
 

broadband Internet. 
 
 

Senator Stevens, the chairman of the key committee, stated: Allowing  

 

unlicensed operations in the broadcast band could play a significant  
 

role in bringing wireless broadband and home networking to more of our  
 

citizens by lowering costs, particularly in Alaska where connectivity is  

 

so important due to our remoteness. 
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