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Whitepaper: Unlicensed Wireless Broadband Profiles Community, Municipal & Commercial Success Stories

by New America FoundationJan 01, 2008

Unlicensed wireless broadband is not only a technology of immense promise, it is also a demonstrated protocol for a more efficient and equitable allocation of the public airwaves. License-free access, characterized by low-power frequency sharing and the use of smart radio devices, represents a movement of both technological, political, and social importance, the likes of which the spectrum policy community is only now beginning to fully understand. This paper attempts to describe just a few of the more prominent success stories, as they exist on the community level and among municipal and commercial broadband access providers.