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25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

25th Anniversary of FCC Decision Enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
A series of posts describing how this all came about. (Click on picture above)

Sunday, August 06, 2006

FAA Rulemaking on Spectrum Regulation:
Part 2

On my June 27th blog entry I reported on this before the wireless press did. Indeed, there still hasn't been much mention in the press. The main TV broadcast lobbies, MSTV and NAB, have been strangely silent although I know they are working on the issue. I suspect they don't want their members to know that missteps during the DTV policy development era may have been a contributor to the FAA's overreaction.

I hear that FCC is busy drafting comments also. While FCC comments are necessary, what is really needed is a top level meeting between senior FAA and FCC managers to "bury the hatchet" and start working towards mutually acceptable solutions that balance all the public interests together.

If you go to the FAA website for this rulemaking you will notice that on July 24, about 6 weeks after the publication of the Federal Register Notice starting the rulemaking, the FAA finally released the whole NPRM.

Now you can read the actual wording of the proposed rule -- I promise it won't make you feel any better.

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