The FM broadcast band
provides excellent opportunities to detect meteors because of the abundant high-power stations scattered across North America, [TABULAR DATA OMITTED] many operating 24 hours a day.
Inaugurating a line of thought to which the FCC still hews, the commission argued that there simply wasn't enough "room in the broadcast band
for every school of thought, religious, political, social, and economic, each to have its separate broadcasting station, its mouthpiece in the ether." While this wasn't necessarily true, it nonetheless helped the commission fulfill the big broadcasters' agenda.
However, the amount of spectrum to be reallocated and reassigned to wireless broadband services will be determined by the incentive auction and certainly will not include the entire UHF broadcast band
. After the incentive auction is held, the Broadcast Parties have no objection to reallocating whatever spectrum is reclaimed by the Commission for mobile use.
FCC (2010): FCC 10-174 Second Memorandum Opinion and Order In the Matter of Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast bands
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Britain's pirate radio stations of the 1960s broadcast bands
like the Who and the Rolling Stones to teenagers across the U.K.
McDowell also is focusing his attention on unlicensed operation in the white spaces of the TV broadcast bands
. As a commissioner at the FCC, he wants to emphasize the importance of ensuring consumer equipment for these bands is market-ready by February 2009, Congress' mandated deadline for ceasing analog broadcasting, and initiating more spectrum-efficient digital broadcasting.
Their control of the tightly packed broadcast bands
gives them, as a group, virtual censorship over what can be said on the air, and who can say it.
It has generated a great deal of interest from wireless Internet service providers, community networking organizations, government bodies and other parties." Protocols in the standard will ensure that this new service does not cause harmful interference to the licensed incumbent services in the TV broadcast bands
. The standard will provide for broadband systems that choose portions of the spectrum by sensing that frequencies are unoccupied.
Second, in October 2006 the FCC issued its First Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking concerning Unlicensed Operation in the TV Broadcast Bands