Words by c.z.robertson

Open Spectrum

2002-10-30 19:28:27 UTC

Sarah Lai Stirland has a nice article in The Seattle Times about open spectrum ideas.

I've been aware of this issue for a long time, but it was only when I read David Reed's comments to the FCC that the force of the idea really hit me. At the end of the document he talks about creating an internet-like (and presumably interoperable with the internet) network over radio. Very exciting.

But I've been wondering what impact these ideas are going to have in the UK. Essentially I haven't got a clue how the airwaves are regulated over here. It'd be nice if we could start investigating these ideas.