[Noisebridge-discuss] FCC Spectrum auction.

tedward arbzed at gmail.com
Fri Aug 2 22:32:59 UTC 2013

I wonder if it would be feasible for a foundation or some other
purpose-built organization to use crowd-funding or enough private donations
to purchase a radio band in one of these auctions, then provide general
public license-style terms on it to the public:  Your device can use this
band for whatever so long as it doesn't create harmful interference and you
use a mode and protocol that's available to the public.  Sort of like the
HAM bands, only without the restrictions on operator licensing and
transmitting encrypted data.

That might open up the door for a public radio mesh network
experimentation.  Not being able to use SSL makes the HAM bands pretty
useless for that sort of thing.

On Thu, Aug 1, 2013 at 2:52 PM, Adrian Chadd <adrian.chadd at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> I really hope these frequencies stay as they are for now, and that
> more research is encouraged with licenced operators. Just selling them
> to cell phone operators is not the way to go.
> If you have any time, it would be nice for those who are local
> citizens to write to the FCC and your representatives to express this.
> -adrian
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