Let me get this straight. The federal government is eliminating free television service delivered over publicly owned airwaves while drafting rules to ensure people can pay for it on privately owned platforms. Am I in the ballpark here?
Today’s cogitation begins with two incidents:
The proposal to open the TV spectrum up for wireless broadband use; and the
decision to abandon a Title II redesignation for broadband service. Title II
would have tightened broadband regulation and feasibly reduced the bids on
spectrum that broadcasters are expected to hand over in return for a chunk of
auction proceeds. Thus the question is begged--was backing off of Title II a
compromise with the big wireless providers most likely to bid on spectrum?
Nationwide wireless broadband is a worthwhile endeavor. Few would disagree, unless you count the 53 percent of folks in the August Pew study who don’t believe the “spread of affordable broadband should be a major government priority.” Or the 21
You might not have noticed that TV Technology now has a new look. But looks are only the beginning. This marks the fourth redesign of TV Technology in its 27 years of existence, and in many ways, this redesign is