Category Archives: FCC

Share the Air(waves)

With seemingly everyone in the world over the age of six owning a smart phone, the FCC estimates that the demand for wireless services will continue to increase over 50% year-over-year. While the cellular network load due to voice traffic … Continue reading

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In Search of 500 MHz for Wireless Broadband

Everyone likes high-speed wireless access for their mobile devices. Unfortunately while the demand seems limitless, the supply is highly limited. Almost all available spectrum from microwaves on down is already allocated and increasingly crowded. Despite this inconvenient truth–or rather because … Continue reading

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Narrowbanding

A fellow ham operator who, like me, is involved in emergency communications, forward an article that Glen Bischoff of Urgent Communications magazine just published titled What to Do About Narrowbanding? I’ve been too focused on short-range wireless to have followed … Continue reading

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