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AWS-2H Block Unlicensed PCS AWS-2H Block PCS 1920 1930 For all the noise about getting the government to relinquish or relo- cate from frequencies the private sector would like, it's important to note that federal agencies have already given up a lot of spectrum over the years. Exactly how much is tough to say. The National Telecommunica- tions and Information Administra- tion could not produce even an approximate gure. But an exami- nation of public reports can paint part of the picture. Federal agencies have cleared 90 MHz of airwaves previously used for military tactical radios, among other activities, for third- generation mobile broadband. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 required the govern- ment to repurpose 200 MHz of spectrum to non-federal users. And the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 required the government to relinquish another 20 MHz. Experts caution, however, that calculating exactly what has been repurposed for the private sec- tor would overlook other efforts federal agencies are engaged in to help maximize this resource. Among other projects, the Defense Department worked closely with Dish Network to resolve concerns about interfer- ence to enable the use of its spectrum for broadband, said Frederick Moore eld Jr., director of spectrum policy and programs at DOD. --- Eliza Krigman that, is focused on the 1755-1850 MHz band. The military uses some of it for electronic warfare, air combat train- ing systems, and testing aerial weapon systems and small unmanned aerial vehicles, among other activities. Industry leaders consider that por- tion of the spectrum beachfront prop- erty because of how well it carries a signal and because it is already con- figured to operate in a commercial environment. But guring out how to deal with that particular slice of spectrum makes untying the Gordian knot look easy. About a year ago, NTIA released a report evaluating that prized patch of spectrum and concluded that it would take $18 billion and 10 years to make it available for commercial broadband. But instead of focusing all their ener- gy on clearing it, NTIA said industry and government of cials should work together to identify innovative ways to share the spectrum. Many technology leaders took that to mean DOD was stalling, and they questioned the accuracy of the $18 bil- lion gure. In a speech following the release of the report, Republican FCC Com- missioner Robert McDowell called the underlying message disappoint- ing. "The thrust of the report seems to indicate that the executive branch is going to resist relinquishing more spectrum," he said at the time. Another round of studies is under way. Through a private/public partner- ship with the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee, which advises NTIA on a variety of spectrum policy issues, the government is generating a fresh spate of reports on the DOD-controlled spectrum band. The resulting recommendations are expected in June. Finding ways to work together Theoretically --- and that s the opera- tive word --- DOD has no problem mov- ing out of the contested space. (D-Calif.), have talked about creating a fee structure that would penalize inef- cient spectrum use. The spectrum has "enormous cur- rency, it s gold," Eshoo said during a hearing last September. Noting that government doesn t face the same pressure that industry does to be ef cient, she suggested some kind of "accounting, allocation and incentive system that would encourage federal agencies to relinquish or share more of their spectrum." In the current budget-constrained environment, the financial rewards could be appealing to agencies. But so far, nothing material has developed. In fact, under current law, it is ille- gal for federal agencies to use revenue generated from auction proceeds for anything other than reallocation. "I think that s a good thing," said Frederick Moore eld Jr., director of spectrum policy and programs at DOD, who stressed that the military is driven by its mission and not by pro t. "We need access to a variety of different spectrum to do a variety of diverse and complex missions, so that s our incentive." DOD has the largest number of spectrum assignments, followed by the Federal Aviation Administration, the Justice Department, the Depart- ment of Homeland Security and the Agriculture Department. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is evaluating a wide range of airwaves for potential real- location, but right now it s all about DOD. NTIA manages the spectrum for all federal users, and the FCC handles the private sector. The momentum, if you can call it Not the rst bite of the apple
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