How could anyone enforce a user fee on ISM bands? There are countless millions of devices in use, and tracking down and enforcing thier use would be an absurd proposition.
Taxing equipment that uses it would be the most likely, but even that has issues. I don't think they're intending to tax every bluetooth, lan, or baby monitoring device in the country. That would be a daunting proposition, to be sure. This leaves the notion of 'user fees' to allow a quasi-unlicensed use of open spectrum. All in all, not a terribly bad idea, if it means we can get access to more spectrum AND at the same time, not face huge auction or license fees up front, but instead a pay-as-you-go for spectrum with no interference. North East Oregon Fastnet, LLC 509-593-4061 personal correspondence to: mark at neofast dot net sales inquiries to: purchasing at neofast dot net Fast Internet, NO WIRES! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- - ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bob Moldashel" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "WISPA General List" <email@example.com> Sent: Monday, February 06, 2006 5:08 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Good news and bad news today > Ok...Here is a quote from the story...... > > WASHINGTON-President Bush, facing a huge budget deficit, today proposed > squeezing more money from the nation's airwaves by supporting > legislative changes that would allow the Federal Communications > Commission to set "user fees" on "un-auctioned" radio spectrum. > > > It says "user fees" on "un-auctioned radio spectrum" > > Granted the press might have mis-stated the story but it reads pretty > clear to me. Part 15 is "un-auctioned" spectrum. And considering we > "use" the spectrum, who wouuld pay the "user" fees?? > > And the heading of the story specifically states "unlicensed spectrum". > > Soooo......I am open to suggestions. Personally....I am tired of paying > money for everything and getting nothing in return. But I'm a team > player so lead on.... > > -B- > > > John Scrivner wrote: > > > If I read this right it does not specifically mention unlicensed > > spectrum but does refer to spectrum not already auctioned which could > > mean whitespace. We probably have a chance to spin this to our > > advantage unless you guys all would rather just bitch and moan. > > Scriv > > > > > > > > > -- > Bob Moldashel > Lakeland Communications, Inc. > Broadband Deployment Group > 1350 Lincoln Avenue > Holbrook, New York 11741 USA > 800-479-9195 Toll Free US & Canada > 631-585-5558 Fax > 516-551-1131 Cell > > -- > WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org > > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: > http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless > > Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/ -- WISPA Wireless List: email@example.com Subscribe/Unsubscribe: http://lists.wispa.org/mailman/listinfo/wireless Archives: http://lists.wispa.org/pipermail/wireless/