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Tom Wheeler: FCC Reschedules Wireless Spectrum Auction

The Federal Communications Commission has postponed for a year its planned auction of low-frequency airwaves to wireless service providers, Reuters reported Friday. According to the article, Tom Wheeler said in a recent blog post that FCC will be able to hold the spectrum auction in mid-2015 under its revised timeline. …

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Tom Wheeler: FCC Wants Fair Wireless Competition

Tom Wheeler, chairman of Federal Communications Commission, said Monday the FCC wants to give all wireless carriers a fair chance to bid on public spectrum, The New York Times reported Monday. Edward Wyatt writes Wheeler made the first public disclosure of his priorities as FCC chief during a speech Monday …

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FCC OKs FirstNet Public Safety Network Spectrum Rules

The Federal Communications Commission has approved new technical regulations on the use of public-safety broadband spectrum licensed to a future nationwide broadband public safety network, GCN reported Thursday. William Jackson writes the rules take effect immediately and could clear the way for FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology to start …

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DARPA Hosts Radio Technology Design Contest; Yiftach Eisenberg Comments

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has kicked off a competition that challenges participants to develop software-based radios capable of operating in adverse spectrum environments. Eighteen teams from across the country demonstrated prototype systems for the first part of the spectrum challenge held at DARPA’s headquarters in Arlington, Va. on Sept. …

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Pentagon Proposes Commercial Spectrum Sharing Arrangement

The Defense Department has offered to share portion of its spectrum with mobile carriers and the Federal Communications Commission has called for public feedback on the proposal, Reuters reported Tuesday. Alina Selyukh writes the Pentagon offered to rearrange its systems within the 1755-1780 and 2025-2110 megahertz airwaves and compress programs …

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WH Seeks to Increase Public-Private Shared Spectrum

President Barack Obama has signed a memorandum directing federal agencies to figure out how they can share wireless spectrum with commercial providers, CNET reported Friday. Marguerite Reardon writes that Obama also asked White House Chief Technology Officer Todd Park and National Economic Council Director Gene Sperling to help form a …

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Rebecca Blank Announces First Responder Network Board Members

Acting Commerce Secretary Rebecca Blank has appointed new members of a board to help oversee the deployment of a nationwide wireless broadband network for first responders, the department announced Monday. The 15-member Board of the First Responder Network Authority, known as FirstNet will act as an independent authority within the …

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Agencies Directed to Share Spectrum With Private Firms

Commerce Department officials are directing federal agencies to share some of their allotted airwaves with wireless companies, The Wall Street Journal reports. The move comes after the department said it could cost the government $18 billion and take almost a decade to migrate federal agencies to new airwaves. More than …

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