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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)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Reboot FCC.gov Update

Your Blogger's Suggestions Doing Well

In the voting on the FCC suggestion site, your blogger's suggestions seem to be doing rather well.

The top suggestions so far deal with the following:
  • Require at least one FCC Commissioner to be an engineer - 30 votes
  • Get rid of the BPL - 25 votes
  • Automatically renew an Amateur Radio License for a full 10 year term when the operator upgrades - 19 votes
  • Get rid of rules that cannot be enforced such as the GMRS license requirement - 18 votes
These seem to have significant input from the personal radio crowd!  No one seemed to pay any attention to how FCC would "require at least one FCC commissioner to be an engineer".  No one seemed to notice that some engineers favored BPL

But the next highest vote is the suggestion shown at the top of the pagee.  If you agree, could you surf over to the website, signin in with either your Facebook/Google/Yahoo etc. account or you can create a new UserVoice account, and consider voting for this suggestion and others you find of value.  Better yet, input your own ideas
 I received the following reply from Steve Crowley to a previous blog post which I shall repeat here:
"Relatedly, in September, the FCC received a Petition for Rulemaking from a proponent of wireless technologies intended to reduce cell phone use that might cause distracted driving. As far as I know there was no Public Notice from the FCC. I wonder if there have been similar filings, given the current elevation of the issue of distracted driving? Thus, I support your proposal to publish lists of all Petitions that have been filed.

The Petition I am referring to can be found on the proponent's web site:


This complements well a suggestion by Richard Weil that I have commented on at the FCC site.  You might want to support that suggestion also.

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