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Auto Industry Crosses the Line on 5.9 GHz by Using Dead Pedestrians to Justify Spectrum Squatting

May 6, 2016 FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Reform

For the last 3 years, the auto industry and the Department of Transportation (DoT) have been at war with the open spectrum community of 75 MHz of spectrum up at 5.9 GHz.

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Congress is Answering the Urgent Call for Spectrum Reform, and Members Should Combine Efforts

November 17, 2015 Spectrum Reform , Specturm Sharing , Unlicensed Spectrum

As Public Knowledge has often noted, unlicensed spectrum is a key component of the mobile broadband ecosystem. Unlicensed spectrum enables our increasingly Wi-Fi dependent world, and is a “public commons” of sorts for innovators because these frequencies are open for any person and any device to use, for any (legal) purpose. Unlicensed spectrum bands are the innovation bands.

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Foster Debry Discusses Summer Experience at PK, and Martyn Says Farewell

September 14, 2015 Copyright Reform , FCC , Patent Reform , Retransmission Consent , Spectrum Reform

Foster Debry Discusses Summer Experience at PK, and Martyn Says Farewell

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A Shared Resource Like Unlicensed Spectrum Needs Technologies That Know How to Share

September 1, 2015 FCC , LTE-U , Spectrum Reform , Unlicensed Spectrum , Wi-Fi

Unlicensed spectrum is not the “Wi-Fi band”: it’s open for any person and any device to use, for any (legal) purpose, and it’s open to a wide variety of technologies.

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LTE-U Can Harm Consumers, but Only If the FCC Allows It

FCC , LTE-U , Spectrum Reform , Unlicensed Spectrum , Wi-Fi

Unlicensed spectrum has never been more popular! The reason people love unlicensed spectrum is because it is the “public commons” of spectrum that is open to anyone to use and has led to innovations that people use every day. Technologies such as Bluetooth, cordless phones, baby monitors, and Wi-Fi all come from use of unlicensed spectrum, and we expect to see many new innovations in the near future as a result of unlicensed spectrum, such as self-driving cars.

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