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Feds Take Initial Step in Allocating Spectrum

Thu, 12/16/2010 - 5:31am
By Marguerite Reardon

Article Source: CNET News The federal government has taken the first step in freeing up more spectrum for wireless broadband services in the United States.

On Monday, the U.S. National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued a report identifying 115 MHz of wireless spectrum that can be shared among federal agencies and commercial users. The report proposes that the spectrum be reallocated for commercial wireless broadband use within five years. The report and the reallocation proposal are part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to free up 500 MHz of wireless spectrum to be used for new emerging wireless services.

In June, President Obama asked the NTIA and the Department of Commerce to identify 500 MHz of spectrum from government agencies and other sources that could be used to fuel the growing need for wireless spectrum.

Read more at: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20022885-266.html#ixzz18D8b0G9L

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