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The Telecom Digest for February 24, 2013
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Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:59:40 -0500 From: unknown <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Re: FCC moves to free up nation's Wi-Fi networks Message-ID: <email@example.com> Scott Dorsey wrote: >> ***** Moderator's Note ***** >> >> 802.11A devices already use channels in the 5 GHz range. How is this different? > > Basically, adjacent to the ISM band, there is a government band. The > primary allocation of that government band is to the FAA where it was > originally intended to be used for the microwave landing system, which > never really got off the ground. Because the FAA didn't use the > spectrum and because it's near an ISM band with cheap and easily > modified hardware, a number of other government users have obtained > allocations in that band on a onesie-twosie basis. > > So basically this is a matter of the FCC taking NTIA bandwidth which > is underutilized [...], and joining it into the existing ISM band used > for WiFi. > > ***** Moderator's Note ***** > > If the Microwave Landing System never got off the ground, wasn't it > doomed to start with? MLS was a good idea before satellites but has been replaced by the cheaper GPS/WAAS systems
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