Tapping Unused Spectrum Won't Block Signals: FCC

Law360, New York (October 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has said that opening up an unused spectrum band for wireless Internet won't likely interfere with mobile device signals, in a victory for advocates of public broadband who say a few providers monopolize Internet access.

On Friday, the FCC released its “Advanced Wireless Service Interference Tests Results and Analysis” report, which Chairman Kevin J. Martin reportedly said will pave the way for free access to broadband Internet.

The FCC has been gathering public comment on opening up the 2155-2175 MHz band...
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