Open spectrum gains steam

I was in Washington, DC today to participate in the New America Foundation forum in conjunction with the release of my whitepaper, Open Spectrum: The New Wireless Paradigm. One thing is clear: people inside the Beltway are starting to pay attention to open spectrum. Unlicensed wireless is part of the debate over broadband and spectrum policy, which is an important step forward. Congress is basically done introducing new legislation this year before the election recess, but next term we can hope for some significant activity. And the FCC will soon release its Spectrum Policy Task Force report, which may initiate a significant review of spectrum management.