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THE PRICE OF FREEDOM: HOW TO CHARGE FOR SPECTRUM AS WIFI AND CELLULAR COLLIDE

tech-newsCTN Issue: December 2016

Thomas Hazlett & Michael Honig, The Price of Freedom:  How to Charge for Spectrum as WiFi and Cellular Collide
IEEE ComSoc Technology News (Dec. 2016)

Alan Gatherer, Editor in Chief, ComSoc Technology News

This month we introduce a very apropos article that is not only a follow up to our October spectrum allocation article but is also tremendously relevant in this lame duck period between administrations in the US as we all wonder what strategy the Trump administration will take in allocating spectrum as the explosion in new wireless services, with new business strategies, continues. Tom and Mike reveal the answer is way more complicated than you probably thought. Comments from the Donald or anyone else are very welcome.

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Obama’s misguided plan to connect schools to the Internet

My new research shows that more Internet access funding doesn’t help students. And almost all U.S. schools are already online.

By Thomas Hazlett

Even during times of political gridlock, connecting schools to the Internet has always received bipartisan support. Politicians ranging from Bill Clinton to Newt Gingrich have endorsed the concept, and the federal government has funneled billions of dollars annually to boost Internet access for students under a twenty-year-old policy called “E-Rate.”

The Battle Over Net Neutrality Started With the 1920s-Era ‘Hush-A-Phone’

How an early telephone silencer took on AT&T.

It’s not unusual today to overhear strangers’ intimate phone conversations while commuting to work on public transit, or when relaxing in a park. Wireless telephone devices also give us the luxury of seeking out a quiet space where no one can listen in on a private phone call, or taking calls on the move.

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