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Why Sharing is the Answer to Rising Demand for Spectrum

Location:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), 1401 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC, 20230, United States
Recommendation:
2

It is clear that we can’t meet the challenges that arise from increased demand by using the traditional methods of spectrum reallocation. The answer is spectrum sharing, a flexible and evolving option that is helping to optimize this resource to the benefit of both the public and private sectors.

Twin Cities families get needed lift across digital divide

Location:
Minneapolis, MN, United States
Recommendation:
2

The divide is deep in our Twin Cities. That’s why an 11th-hour save by Internet provider Comcast deserves our thanks.

Idea to retire: IT-led service innovation

Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Recommendation:
2

With the rising importance of technology in our daily lives and in the transformation of governmental operations and service delivery, the idea of “IT-led service innovation” must be abandoned.

FCC Confirms February 18 Open Meeting Agenda

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
3

The Federal Communications Commission will hold an Open Meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The FCC will consider:
A Notice of Inquiry that seeks comment on the current ...

How Google Searches Pretty Much Nailed the New Hampshire Primary

Location:
NH, United States
Recommendation:
2

Searches of presidential candidates conducted by Google users in New Hampshire on Feb. 9 corresponded closely with the voting results of the state’s primary.

The Cell Phone in Your Pocket Shouldn’t Cost a Worker’s Life

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

Wireless services have opened up avenues of communication and resources unlike any in history. We rely on these connections to stay in touch with friends and family members, operate businesses and communicate on a global scale. But providing these innovative services through networks of communication towers should not come at the cost of any worker’s life.

No (Pass) Interference at Super Bowl 50

Location:
Levi's Stadium, 4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara, CA, 95054, United States
Recommendation:
2

A little known fact is that the Super Bowl represents one of the largest uses of wireless communications and spectrum every year.

Mobile Now Act Introduced in Senate

Location:
US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States
Recommendation:
1

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) have introduced the MOBILE NOW (Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and ...

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