This sounds allot like what Mark K was talking about. WISPA needs to
find out what the deal is and (imo) fight
<any> taxing on license free bands. P-15 spectrum built the wisp
industry as it is today and people need it so it
can build the next wave of wispdom. Taxes will make R&D money dry up and
any end products that do make it
cost more. More/New taxes = more/new book keeping = higher cost of
operations = higher price for products.
A new spectrum (5.4ghz?) with taxes setup on it from the get go and
other features (first rights, limited camping,
and higher erip) would be very nice. I would be willing to pay for such
but not on current spectrum, its just to
clogged up with so much consumer hardware.
Mac Dearman wrote:
I say whoooa mule!
I think before we jump the gun we ought to see what lies ahead of
us. If they plan on taxing the free spectrum it will have to be done
at the manufacturers level. There is no way to tax us per device and
if we are taxed "per user" - - - then we will just pass that on to
the end user. Ultimately all taxes will have to be passed down to the
end user - it always has been - - -it always will be. I dont mind
paying the taxes, its all that damn collecting and book keeping I
hate. It seems that Uncle Sams money always get intermingled with mine
and then I try to find ways to keep it :-)
From what I have read earlier today its not a done deal
ad its just talk at this time. We do need to keep our ears to the
ground and our eyes open though and if we can lead the horse rather
than eat dust from the Cavalry ahead of us would be a choice place to be.
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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
Just a thought.
Rudy Worrell wrote:
Time to organize troops... Nuff said!
Who's got lead?
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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
unlicensed spectrum. Today the Bush administration announced a plan
Wi-Fi and other unlicensed spectrum. It is not clear how they will
but the process is in motion. That's the bad news, the good news is
reached agreement on the 5.4 GHz spectrum and that should become
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
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