11/4/2010 5:21 PM
McAdams On: The Mobile Legacy of 8VSB vs. COFDM
You are my new favorite person. Speaking truth to fiction is always hard, and that elephant is starting to wear out its welcome.
You may want to look at www.spectrumevolution.org for moral support.
If the cellular industry was hand cuffed by the same regulatory constraints that have been forced on the broadcast industry we would all still be using AMPS TDMA phones. There would have been no CDMA 1xRTT, no GSM, no CDMA2000, no WCDMA, no HSPA, no Mobile WiMAX, no LTE, and I could go on, but the point is made.
It is time the FCC removes the shackles of obsolete technical constraints on broadcasters and allows us to help bring the National Broadband Plan into reality. Something that cannot happen with just expanding the existing unicast cellular networks via more spectrum to the dominant cellular players who will prevail in any future auction. A failed policy that to date has resulted in the warehousing of massive amounts of spectrum, safely protected from the hands of innovative competitors.
CTB Group, Inc.