Open Spectrum FAQ

January 19th, 2003 | Posted by paul in Uncategorized

David Weinberger has just published a great Open Spectrum FAQ:

Imagine that every American had the same access to the public airways as broadcasters do today.Imagine everyone living within reach of a radio signal had the ability to communicate with everyone else.

Imagine rather than having to worry about how much “bandwidth” is enough, everyone had unlimited access to bits so that the size of what you communicate simply didn’t matter.

You know the effect the Internet has had on how we live and work together? Multiply it by hundred.

Opening the spectrum would turn a federally-managed permissions system into an open market for ideas and creativity. The effects on our democracy and economy should not be underestimated.


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