At 12:06 PM 6/22/2018, Kevin Kidd wrote:
>I was very concerned when I first started reading that they were "proposing" to share C-band. I was cynical about the supposed protections to existing licensed sites. Â I was astounded that they were further proposing to allow mobile devices...
It sure did seem like the broadcast industry was a
bit blind-sided. That is one of the reasons the BDR
has been trying to raise the awareness and the
This past week the NAB has been said to be quite
active is pressing to remove ownership limits on
broadcasters. They did make a statement on C Band,
I think, but there is so much industry pressure
missing. If you look at the Comments the FCC has
received, it sure is divided. But, then I ask: what
about all those other frequencies the cell companies
asked for and bid for but are not really using? Is
the tiny slice for broadcasters to get program
service the only place they can go - or only
where the money sees the easiest, low-hanging
fruit? Ron Schacht's op-ed on the BDR
identifies how important this issue is for many
who are not really paying attention.
>I am going to say that it is going to happen.Â There is a LOT of money pushing the issue and the FCC is already hearing the auctioneers gavel.Â
Sadly, I fear you are right .. and, while some Staff
are getting the message, it is interesting that Pai
and O'Reilly say different things to the broadband
people while telling us how much they support
Or, maybe the only broadcast they support is only
live and local????
>They will probably re-farm half of the spectrum and pack all sat signals into the other half and leave the downlinks to chase rouge interference.
Yep. Some C Band now is likely to be end up
in broadbanders' hands .. and interference
mitigation might become a new industry.
Of course, broadcasters have a huge pulpit
to generate public comments to the FCC. To
bad the communications industry is not
communicating as it could/should.