Cool. This sounds like a step in the right direction.
Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181 wrote:
(509) 982-2181 Equipment sales
(408) 907-6910 (Vonage) Consulting services
42846865 (icq) And I run my own wisp!
22.214.171.124 (net meeting)
----- Original Message ----- From: "Frannie Wellings"
To: "Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>; "John
Scrivner" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2006 9:39 AM
Subject: Re: [Fwd: TV White Space]
Hey Marlon and John,
Well, there's lots going on.
In the House, Inslee and Blackburn have introduced their bill, the
American Broadband for Communities Act:
In the Senate, we have the two bills S. 2327 and S. 2332, and now
Senator Stevens has included unlicensed spectrum in his new massive
telecom bill. It's called the Communications, Consumers' Choice, and
Broadband Deployment Act of 2006. It would require the FCC, within
270 days of passage, to finish the pending white spaces proceeding.
It says that within 270 days, “a certified unlicensed device may use
eligible broadcast television frequencies in a manner that protects
licensees from harmful interference.”
It also, as I understand, would extend USF to broadband though I
don't yet have an analysis of this section. Much of USF
implementation would be dealt with at the FCC. USF is not included in
the big House telecom bill:
The question now is what happens with these two massive telecom bills
and the separate unlicensed bill in the House.
I'll give you more information when I have it available, but please
continue to ask if you have any questions.
WISPA Wireless List: firstname.lastname@example.org