Ha. I reread my post. I don't want to be taxed out of business, but a few pennies *right* here or there in exchange for the right thing might be worth it.

Rick Smith wrote:

yeah, how about allowing any wattage on ptmp links in exchange for the tax, THAT i'd like.

Brian Rohrbacher wrote:

I like the idea of offering to be taxed for something in exchange. This way at least we get something WE VALUE instead of settling for something stupid later on. I've been playing a lot of poker lately. First to act usually wins the pot. Let's try acting first. Always reacting sucks.

John Scrivner wrote:

Sorry to reply to my own post here but I forgot one important part of this I meant to include. Under this policy we would suggest that unlicensed spectrum would remain absolutely free of charges. The fees would only apply to all un-auctioned whitespace in all bands across the entire radio spectrum that are neither currently assigned or unlicensed for other uses..

John Scrivner wrote:

How about if we propose to the Congress that they allow a per base station license to be paid annually for broadband use that gives first in rights to those who launch broadband in a given geography in the channel registered for each base station? Then everyone would have the ability to have access to spectrum with some rights to prevent interference and have something that investors could be comfortable with investing in. This would eliminate the spectrum class split we have now where some have rights of licensed use and others (like us) cannot play in the game without using spectrum with no spectrum rights (unlicensed). The government could have the revenues they demand which they normally get from auctions which I oppose due to the inability for smaller operators to have a chance to buy in.
Just a thought.

Rudy Worrell wrote:

Time to organize troops... Nuff said!

Who's got lead?

-----Original Message-----
Behalf Of Blair Davis
Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 6:49 PM
Subject: Re: [WISPA] Good news and bad news today

Now we know why they want the 477 forms.....

Brian Webster wrote:

Well, it does not surprise me that the government has decided to tax the unlicensed spectrum. Today the Bush administration announced a plan to tax Wi-Fi and other unlicensed spectrum. It is not clear how they will do it

but the process is in motion. That's the bad news, the good news is they reached agreement on the 5.4 GHz spectrum and that should become available
once equipment gets certified. Check the RCR news site for the full

Oh well, I suspected that it would not last forever the truly free use of
the spectrum.


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