The National Telecommunications and Information Administration launched spectrum.gov April 11, a website it hopes will serve as a hub for all information on federal spectrum use. In an April 11 blog post, NTIA Associate Administrator Karl Nebbia said the site provides a catalog of federal spectrum use in the 225 megahertz through 5 gigahertz bands.
After less than one year in the position Bill D'Agostino resigned as general manager of FirstNet, the independent authority within the National Telecommunications and Information Administration working to build a nationwide wireless broadband network for public safety.
The broadcast incentive auction expected to begin in mid 2015 is a rare opportunity, and broadcasters should begin preparing for it now, said FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler April 8, while speaking at the National Association of Broadcasters show in Las Vegas.
The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology submits recommendations regularly to the White House, but few have been as well received across government and as actionable as a July 2012 report on spectrum usage, says a senior official.
With an ever-increasing demand for finite electromagnetic spectrum, the Defense Department fears its reliance could hamper military operations within the United States and abroad. As a result, the DoD issued March 12 a solicitation, seeking to collaborate with industry, universities and research organizations to help find more advanced ways to better use this spectrum.
An additional 100 megahertz of spectrum is set to become available for unlicensed uses such as Wi-Fi thanks to a March 31 decision by the Federal Communications Commission.
The Federal Communications Commission will soon circulate a detailed proposal for sharing spectrum in the 3.5 gigahertz band of spectrum currently occupied by the Defense Department.
The Technology Police Institute called for the creation of an agency that would lease spectrum to government agencies the same way that the General Services Administration handles real estate.
A new court comprised of judges with expertise on spectrum issues could resolve disputes more fairly and effectively than the Federal Communications Commission, says a new paper published by the Brookings Institution's Hamilton Project.
After more than two years in existence with little transparency into its operations, the First Responder Network Authority board revealed during a March 11 meeting its staff structure and a timeline for standing up a nationwide interoperable wireless broadband network for first responders.