Wednesday, January 23, 2008

spectrum auction starts Thurday

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Tomorrow, Jan. 24, 2008 - the FCC starts to auction off a big piece of spectrum. The auction is expected to bring in BILLIONS. The move to digital TV is allowing this spectrum to be reassigned. The big players like Verizon are signed-up to play.

This time Google is a big player. They were able to convince the FCC to leave one piece set-up for "open" devices. The open type of set-up will allow more new wireless applications to be created. Don't expect any new services soon, this auction will be going on for months and the spectrum is not available until next year.

Open wireless is similar to the current Wi-Fi set-up. With the many different devices comes the problem of interference. While I was writing this over a home Wi-Fi, I was reminded of interference. The connection dropped because I believe our cordless phone rang. I have had the Wi-Fi go down often when the cordless phone is in use.

3 comments:

Mary Beth said...

Hi, Just checking in. Hope everyone is doing well

lisleman said...

MB
thanks I always like seeing a comment.
So you checking in from where? Did you do some traveling?
I'm doing OK with some contract work but it's coming to an end soon.

lisleman said...

MB
thanks I always like seeing a comment.
So you checking in from where? Did you do some traveling?
I'm doing OK with some contract work but it's coming to an end soon.

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