[WISPA] Fw: INVITE: Should Vacant TV Channels Be Opened for Wireless Broadband? Debate on TV Interference Claims -- 11/15, 10am, US Capitol, Room HC-8

2005-11-11 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181



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- Original Message - 
From: New America Foundation 
To: undisclosed-recipients: 
Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:48 AM
Subject: INVITE: Should Vacant TV Channels Be Opened for Wireless 
Broadband? Debate on TV Interference Claims -- 11/15, 10am, US Capitol, Room 
HC-8


The 
New America Foundation, in association 
with the Offices of Reps. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Charles Pickering (R-MS), invite 
you to a Capitol Hill forum:

Should 
Vacant TV Channels Be Opened for Wireless Broadband?
Experts 
Debate Broadcast Industry’s Claims on Interference with TV 
Reception


Date/Time: 
Tuesday, November 15, 
2005
 
10:00am-12:00pm 
 
Refreshments and lunch will be 
provided.

Location: 
U.S. Capitol, House Courtyard, Room 
HC-8
 
Washington, DC

Speakers: 
Michael Marcus 
Former Associate Chief, FCC Office 
of Engineering and Technology

David 
Donovan
President, Association 
for Maximum Service Television (MSTV)

Paul 
Kolodzy
Former 
Chair, FCC Spectrum Policy Task Force

Moderator: 
Michael 
Calabrese
Vice 
President and Director, Wireless Future Program, New America 
Foundation


At its recent markup, the House 
Commerce Committee included language inthe digital TV transition bill 
directing the FCC to complete itsproposed rulemakingto open up 
vacant, unused channels in the TV band spectrum (so-called “white space”) for 
unlicensed wireless broadband use (Docket 
04-186).

The reallocation of prime airwaves 
from "broadcast to broadband" has been a major impetus behind DTV 
legislation.In May 2004,the FCCissued a proposed 
rulemaking to allow “smart”wireless broadband devices to utilize empty TV 
channelsbetween Chs. 2 and 51on an unlicensed,market-by-market 
basis.This proceedinghas been stalled at the Commission since the 
departure of Chairman Michael Powell.

The proposal is supported by the 
high-tech industry and a diverse coalition of public interest groups as a way to 
expand affordable broadband accessand bridge the digital divide, 
particularly in rural areas where between 40% and 80% of TV band spectrum lies 
fallow. 

However, the opening of vacant TV 
spectrum for unlicensed wireless broadband is opposed by the broadcast 
industry. The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the 
Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) argue that allowing unlicensed 
devices to operate in vacant TV channels risksharmful interference to TV 
receptiononnearby channels used by local stations. At the event, 
prominent engineers will debate the merits of the arguments about interference 
concerns in layman’s terms. At stake is the future of the most valuable 
but underutilized natural resource of the information age: the vacant TV bands 
in the beachfront low frequency spectrum. 

To 
RSVP, please reply to this email ([EMAIL PROTECTED]). If you have questions about this event, please call 
or email Naveen Lakshmipathy at (202) 986-2700, ext. 283 or [EMAIL PROTECTED].

www.spectrumpolicy.org
www.newamerica.net


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Re: [WISPA] Fw: INVITE: Should Vacant TV Channels Be Opened for Wireless Broadband? Debate on TV Interference Claims -- 11/15, 10am, US Capitol, Room HC-8

2005-11-11 Thread Ron Wallace
OK Marlon, what can we do?

 Original message 
Date: Fri, 11 Nov 2005 08:05:47 -0800
From: Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 [EMAIL PROTECTED]  
Subject: [WISPA] Fw: INVITE: Should Vacant TV Channels Be Opened for 
Wireless Broadband? Debate on TV Interference Claims -- 11/15, 10am, US 
Capitol, Room HC-8  
To: wireless@wispa.org

   fyi

   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: New America Foundation
   To: undisclosed-recipients:
   Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:48 AM
   Subject: INVITE: Should Vacant TV Channels Be Opened for
   Wireless Broadband? Debate on TV Interference Claims -- 11/15,
   10am, US Capitol, Room HC-8

   The New America Foundation, in association with the Offices of
   Reps. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Charles Pickering (R-MS), invite
   you to a Capitol Hill forum:



   Should Vacant TV Channels Be Opened for Wireless Broadband?

   Experts Debate Broadcast Industry’s Claims on Interference
   with TV Reception





   Date/Time:   Tuesday, November 15, 2005

   10:00am-12:00pm

   Refreshments and lunch will be
   provided.



   Location: U.S. Capitol, House Courtyard, Room HC-8

   Washington, DC



   Speakers:Michael Marcus

   Former Associate Chief, FCC Office of Engineering and
   Technology



   David Donovan

   President, Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV)



   Paul Kolodzy

   Former Chair, FCC Spectrum Policy Task Force



   Moderator:   Michael Calabrese

   Vice President and Director, Wireless Future Program, New
   America Foundation





   At its recent markup, the House Commerce Committee included
   language in the digital TV transition bill directing the FCC
   to complete its proposed rulemaking to open up vacant, unused
   channels in the TV band spectrum (so-called “white space”)
   for unlicensed wireless broadband use (Docket 04-186). 



   The reallocation of prime airwaves from broadcast to
   broadband has been a major impetus behind DTV
   legislation.  In May 2004, the FCC issued a proposed
   rulemaking to allow “smart” wireless broadband devices to
   utilize empty TV channels between Chs. 2 and 51 on an
   unlicensed, market-by-market basis. This proceeding has been
   stalled at the Commission since the departure of Chairman
   Michael Powell.



   The proposal is supported by the high-tech industry and a
   diverse coalition of public interest groups as a way to expand
   affordable broadband access and bridge the digital divide,
   particularly in rural areas where between 40% and 80% of TV
   band spectrum lies fallow. 



   However, the opening of vacant TV spectrum for unlicensed
   wireless broadband is opposed by the broadcast industry.  The
   National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Association
   for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) argue that allowing
   unlicensed devices to operate in vacant TV channels
   risks harmful interference to TV reception on nearby channels
   used by local stations. At the event, prominent engineers will
   debate the merits of the arguments about interference concerns
   in layman’s terms.  At stake is the future of the most
   valuable but underutilized natural resource of the information
   age: the vacant TV bands in the beachfront low frequency
   spectrum. 



   To RSVP, please reply to this  email
   ([EMAIL PROTECTED]).  If you have questions about
   this event, please call or email Naveen Lakshmipathy at (202)
   986-2700, ext. 283 or [EMAIL PROTECTED]



   www.spectrumpolicy.org

   www.newamerica.net





   To be removed from New America’s event notification list,
   please email: [EMAIL PROTECTED]







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