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Re: [TowerTalk] Not directly tower related, FCC to require FREE wireless

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Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Not directly tower related, FCC to require FREE wireless Broadband access.
From: "Dubovsky, George" <>
Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 14:56:03 -0400
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That's a 25 MHz wide chunk somewhere, not at 25 MHz...


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> Subject: [TowerTalk] Not directly tower related,FCC to require FREE
> wireless Broadband access.
> It seems that the FCC is going to auction off some space around 25MHz
> and require the winner build a national wireless network and offer
> wireless access of of it.
> >>>
> Here is a cut and paste from the above link:
> The FCC is reportedly considering a plan to auction off more airwaves,
> this time with the stipulation that the winner would provide free
> broadband Internet access to the whole country. A tall order
> the winning bidder would be paying for the right to build a national
> wireless network and then paying to provide free service to millions
> Americans.
> The airwaves in question are a 25 MHz block, and the commission would
> require that at least a portion of the airwaves be set aside for free
> Internet access. The winning bidder would have four years to build out
> its network to at least 50% of the population and within 10 years
> be required to reach 95% of the United States population.
> So far, no part of the commission's plan explaining how a company
> fund this effort has been reported. Skeptics also have cited that most
> major wireless providers have just refreshed their spectrum holdings
> the commission's most recent auction, or through acquisitions. These
> objections, however, do not rule out that some companies would still
> interested.
> Startup M2Z Networks proposed a similar plan to the FCC last year,
> it wanted the spectrum for free. The company hoped it could pay for
> expense of building the network through advertising dollars and
> subscriptions for consumers who wanted faster service. M2Z also
> to pay the U.S. Treasury 5% of its revenue for use of the airwaves.
> >>>
> I can see it now linear amplifiers for 25 MHz so that you have some
> power to make your network work!
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> Leif Ericksen
> 73 DE N9SRW
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