osewalrus (osewalrus) wrote,
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Link Harvest: FCC Working Papers on Public Safety, TV Auction

These white papers are essentially technical justifications of the policies the FCC laid out in the National Broadband Plan. The first addresses the proposal for creation of a national public safety network based on the existing Pub Safety spectrum allocation and auctioning the D Block (the 10 MHz of spectrum leftover from the DTV transition), while granting automatic priority and roaming on the rest of the band.
http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-298799A1.pdf

This paper focuses on the proposal to do another reshuffle of TV providers to allow for reclaiming and auctioning more TV spectrum.
http://download.broadband.gov/plan/fcc-omnibus-broadband-initiative-%28obi%29-technical-paper-spectrum-analysis-options-for-broadband-spectrum.pdf

I have no reason to doubt the technical veracity of these papers. But the real driver of the policy is, IMO, spectrum auction revenues.
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