GigaOm: Free the Airwaves: All of Them

Stacey Higginbotham Nov. 4, 2008, So it’s a big day at the FCC and for the wireless industry in general, which is why I found an editorial published on Ars Technica so worthwhile. The author, Thomas W. Hazlett, a professor of law and economics who serves as Director of the Information Economy Project at George Mason University School of Law, argues that by allowing TV broadcasters access to so much spectrum for an old-time way of business (broadcasting might be better done over satellites and the web, he argues), the 294 MHz of spectrum used by television is wasted. That spectrum could and should be licensed for a 21st century technology, Hazlett argues.

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