A request by the Multichannel Video and Data Distribution Service (MVDDS) industry has asked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to allow its current one-way service to be modified into a two-way service. However, this modification in service would likely create harmful interference that would disrupt operators in neighboring frequencies. For this reason, a coalition letter […]
Very low earth orbit satellites (VLEO) will provide a fresh source of bandwidth to consumers in the next 6 to 10 years. VLEO’s are intended to play a significant role in connecting consumers’ Internet of Things devices to the web. They will provide an especially useful pathway to the internet for the approximately 3.5 billion […]
Criminals and operatives from rogue nations are using and developing ways to jam and trick Global Positioning System (GPS) devices – a network of US-operated satellites and ground command center. While much of the current activity involves thievery, the threat of a dreadful disaster or crisis – such as an airline accident or major disruption […]
Just published is a piece printed in today’s Forbes on how an FCC can better use spectrum for Wi-Fi. This solution is only a small step, but necessary one, that gets more broadband wireless spectrum online. To read and print the piece, see Forbes.com.
As wireless broadband grow continues to outpace the spectrum available, there are risks of congestion and poorer service. The FCC, Congress and the President have pledged to get more spectrum online as soon as possible. This article, written by Alan Daley discusses an easy source of Wi-Fi spectrum.
Our latest ConsumerGram finds the FCC’s proposed expansion of Wi-Fi spectrum at 2.4 GHz, if approved, would create nearly 90,000 jobs in the next few years. To read or print the ConsumerGram, click here.
On June 7, 2014, The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research submitted a letter to Senator Thune regarding the upcoming STELA reauthorization. The text of the bill is as follows: ________________________________________________________ July 7, 2014 The Honorable John Thune United States Senate SD-511 Washington, DC 20510 Dear Senator Thune: As you consider STELA reauthorization, the American […]
On February 18, 2009, over-the-air television stations will be required to broadcast their television signals in digital format. This means that older analog TVs will no longer be able to receive signals over-the-air, unless they have a digital converter. Analog TVs that are connected to cable TV, satellite or other video programming services will still […]