CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. The regulatory body is expecting a dogfight from TV broadcasters who in the past have been very protective of their territory--opposition that could derail the proposed changes or delay them. "We're in for a bit of a bumpy ride," said Alan Scrime, chief of the policy and rules division in the FCC's office of engineering and technology. "TV broadcasters are an influential bunch. We're not expecting this to be a real quick one.". The FCC has been pushing TV broadcasters toward digital television, in order to free up the analog TV spectrum for uses such as wireless home networking technology.
The agency ravenclaw house iphone case is looking at TV spectrum because it provides significant amounts of bandwidth per channel, In addition, the frequencies and amount of unused TV spectrum varies in different regions, leaving more opportunities for use, according to the notice, Current 802.11b-based, or Wi-Fi, wireless home networking products operate in the 2.4GHz band and can interfere with other devices--such as cordless phones--in the same band, Expanding the spectrum of unlicensed devices would mitigate many interference issues, and could pave the way for new types of devices that can operate in other bands..
Scrime said that manufacturers have been developing products that can sense when they would interfere with other devices. The FCC and specifically its chairman, Michael Powell, have promoted the adoption of broadband access by consumers. Wireless home networking technology has been viewed by the regulatory body as a significant complement to broadband, because it makes the service more valuable by allowing multiple consumers to share access wirelessly. Others in Washington have been promoting the use of Wi-Fi technology. Late Tuesday, Sens. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., and George Allen, R-Va. proposed the Jumpstart Broadband Act, which would allocate additional radio spectrum for unlicensed use by wireless broadband devices and add wireless technology as a third method of improving the establishment of broadband access.
The notice of inquiry to be published does not specifically identify Wi-Fi wireless home networking technology, However, as technology that uses unlicensed spectrum, Wi-Fi products would get a boost, Wi-Fi products operate in the 2.4GHz ravenclaw house iphone case and 5GHz bands, which are unlicensed parts of the radio spectrum, Analog TV stations operate in 6MHz channels and the FCC is targeting the 54MHz to 72MHz, 76MHz to 88MHz, 174MHz to 216MHz and 470MHz to 806MHz bands, "Wi-Fi should benefit, if this comes to pass," Scrime said..
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