The FCC has proposed rules for the 2014 auctioning of TV spectrum the mobile industry badly...

The FCC has proposed rules for the 2014 auctioning of TV spectrum the mobile industry badly covets, as mobile data consumption continues soaring. One issue that bears close watching is how much spectrum the agency allows AT&T (T) and Verizon Wireless (VZ, VOD) to purchase. The carriers aren't happy with FCC plans to consider caps on the amount of spectrum a single carrier can own, but smaller rivals are all for it.

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  • Dfishmon
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    I just have to wonder if there will ever be enough bandwidth out there considering I have read articles that say there could be as many as 60 million devices connected by 2015.
    29 Sep 2012, 12:43 AM Reply Like
  • MexCom
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    Spectrum is a scarce commodity. The biggies have to show their efficient use of it. Military, government and amateur radio could lose some. If you don't use it you'll lose it was the previous cry but now, the FCC will be looking at use efficiency. The biggies with an edge on technology should be able to hold what they have or possibly gain.
    29 Sep 2012, 06:22 AM Reply Like
  • firstinsnow
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    Fiberoptic cable is still the most efficient medium for the transfer
    of data.
    We were foolish to let the cable system be degraded.
    It hurts the speed and reliability necessary to operate
    in a modern era.
    Jamming the air waves with streaming data is a waste of
    good resources.
    To compete in the modern electronic age, we must use
    the faster more reliable method of moving data.
    That would be fiberoptic cable.
    29 Sep 2012, 08:14 PM Reply Like
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