It is a little strange to have a few MHz be left out, but with that range, who 
cares? This will make for some very cool possibilities...


John


>-----Original Message-----
>From: John Scrivner [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>Sent: Friday, April 7, 2006 09:24 PM
>To: wireless@wispa.org
>Subject: [Fwd: RE: [WISPA] TV spectrum]
>
>We have a problem. It appears the press release we read earlier was 
>wrong. Attached is the exact language of the bill. It is asking for ALL 
>tv channels except for one small band. I do not know what is wrong with 
>that one channel but this is actually a VERY GOOD bill. I am sorry for 
>the mix up. I only acted on what I was told was the purpose of the bill. 
>Had I read the ACTUAL bill this would not have happened. Dawn DiPietro, 
>can you please send me contact information on the press outlet that sent 
>out the previous information? It is time for us to SUPPORT this bill If 
>you need help with language let me know but apparently I am not much 
>help as I told you guys the wrong position on this one.. I learned a 
>valuable lesson here gang. I will never again send out any notices to 
>all of you for action prior to reading the ACTUAL bill and not just what 
>he news tells us it is. I am very, very sorry for this terrible mix up. 
>Please forgive me.
>Scriv
>
>
>IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
>
>Mr. INSLEE (for himself, Mrs. BLACKBURN, and Ms. BALDWIN) introduced
>
>the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on
>
>*
>
>A BILL
>
>*
>
>To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to promote and
>
>expedite wireless broadband deployment in rural and
>
>other areas, and for other purposes.
>
>//
>
>/Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa- /
>
>//
>
>/tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled/,
>
>**
>
>*SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. *
>
>This Act may be cited as the ‘‘American Broadband
>
>for Communities Act’’.
>
>2
>
>**
>
>*SEC. 2. UNUSED TELEVISION SPECTRUM MADE AVAILABLE *
>
>**
>
>*FOR WIRELESS USE. *
>
>Part I of title III of the Communications Act of 1934
>
>(47 U.S.C. 301 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end
>
>the following:
>
>**
>
>*‘‘SEC. 342. UNUSED BROADCAST TELEVISION SPECTRUM *
>
>**
>
>*MADE AVAILABLE FOR WIRELESS USE. *
>
>‘‘Any unused broadcast television spectrum in the
>
>band between 54 and 698 megaHertz, inclusive, other
>
>than spectrum in the band between 608 and 614 mega-
>
>Hertz, inclusive, may be used by unlicensed devices, in-
>
>cluding wireless broadband devices.’’.
>
>**
>
>*SEC. 3. FCC TO FACILITATE USE. *
>
>Within 180 days after the date of enactment of this
>
>Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall—
>
>(1) adopt minimal technical and device rules in
>
>ET Docket Nos. 02–380 and 04–186 to facilitate
>
>the robust and efficient use of the spectrum made
>
>available under section 342 of the Communications
>
>Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 342) by unlicensed devices,
>
>including wireless broadband devices; and
>
>(2) establish rules and procedures to—
>
>(A) protect incumbent licensed services, in-
>
>cluding broadcast television and public safety
>
>equipment, operating pursuant to their licenses
>
>3
>
>from harmful interference from such unlicensed
>
>devices;
>
>(B) address complaints from licensed
>
>broadcast stations that an unlicensed device
>
>using such spectrum causes harmful inter-
>
>ference that include verification, in the field, of
>
>actual harmful interference;
>
>(C) require manufacturers of unlicensed
>
>devices designed to be operated in this spectrum
>
>to submit a plan to the Commission to remedy
>
>actual harmful interference to the extent that
>
>harmful interference is found by the Commis-
>
>sion which may include disabling or modifying
>
>the unlicensed device remotely; and
>
>(D) require certification of unlicensed de-
>
>vices designed to be operated in that spectrum
>
>to ensure that they meet the technical criteria
>
>established under paragraph (1) and can per-
>
>form the functions described in subparagraph
>
>(C).
>
>March 31, 2006 (3:22 PM)
>
>
>------------------------------------------------------------------------
>*From:* John Scrivner [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
>*Sent:* Fri 07/04/2006 15:07
>*To:* Frannie Wellings
>*Subject:* Re: [WISPA] TV spectrum
>
>I need a copy of this bill right away.
>Scriv
>
>
>Frannie Wellings wrote:
>
> > Hey John,
> >
> > The Inslee bill is a good bill - it doesn't do what you're saying
> > here. I'm not sure what you've read, but it opens up spectrum between
> > 54-698 MHz (except 608-614) for unlicensed use just like one of the
> > Senate bills. He's introduced it as a House companion bill. The only
> > difference is a bit of additional language about protection from
> > interference.
> >
> > This is legislation we need to support. Can you review the bill and
> > get back to me? If you don't have the text I can send it over. I'm out
> > of town, but could get a copy to send to you.
> >
> > Best, Frannie
> >
> >
> >
>
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