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    Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum

    UPDATE: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum - WSJ.com

    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--President Barack Obama on Monday signed a memorandum to nearly double the amount of federal and commercial spectrum available for smartphones and wireless Internet devices.
    The move is aimed at spurring investment, economic growth and job creation as demand for broadband surges with the boom in wireless internet devices such as iPhones, Blackberrys and laptops.
    Obama said in a statement that "few technological developments hold as much potential to enhance America's economic competitiveness, create jobs, and improve the quality of our lives as wireless high-speed access to the Internet."
    The memorandum directs federal agencies to find ways to free up 500 megahertz of airwaves for consumer mobile broadband services over the next 10 years. While the directive applies to all federal agencies and may take years to fully realize, there are some areas that may have spectrum ripe for being freed. One such agency is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, according to an administration official.
    My hope is that they dedicate more spectrum to personal use, such as household Wifi.

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    Re: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum

    He forgot to mention increased identity and monetary theft.

    But those are downers about wifi type technologies so I see why he didn't want to draw attention to it.
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    Re: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum

    Wait is he suggesting using the 500mhz NATO C band?


    interesting.
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    Re: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    UPDATE: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum - WSJ.com

    My hope is that they dedicate more spectrum to personal use, such as household Wifi.
    Sounds good, though I'm left wondering what the arguments against such a move would be. It seems like a no-brainer as is.

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    He forgot to mention increased identity and monetary theft.

    But those are downers about wifi type technologies so I see why he didn't want to draw attention to it.
    How will increasing the amount of wireless spectrum available cause an increase in identity theft?

    It's like saying that by adding an extra lane to a highway, you're facilitating bank robbery by giving criminals a quicker getaway.
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    Re: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Sounds good, though I'm left wondering what the arguments against such a move would be. It seems like a no-brainer as is.



    How will increasing the amount of wireless spectrum available cause an increase in identity theft?

    It's like saying that by adding an extra lane to a highway, you're facilitating bank robbery by giving criminals a quicker getaway.
    He said:
    "few technological developments hold as much potential to enhance America's economic competitiveness, create jobs, and improve the quality of our lives as wireless high-speed access to the Internet."

    To which I added that the technology also increases monetary and ID theft.
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    Re: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    He said:
    "few technological developments hold as much potential to enhance America's economic competitiveness, create jobs, and improve the quality of our lives as wireless high-speed access to the Internet."

    To which I added that the technology also increases monetary and ID theft.
    Hardly. I run a wireless network with a WPA2 verification, and I am completely secure when it comes to wireless internet. As long as you know how to secure your wireless network, and as long as you know to turn on your firewalls and to encrypt all of your vital information when you are on a public network, you should be just fine.
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    Re: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum

    This is socialism plain and simple!

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    Re: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    He said:
    "few technological developments hold as much potential to enhance America's economic competitiveness, create jobs, and improve the quality of our lives as wireless high-speed access to the Internet."

    To which I added that the technology also increases monetary and ID theft.
    But we already have plentiful wireless broadband. How does adding more create additional danger - if someone is going to get their info stolen under the new system, they could get it stolen under the current system as well.
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    Re: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    But we already have plentiful wireless broadband. How does adding more create additional danger - if someone is going to get their info stolen under the new system, they could get it stolen under the current system as well.
    I didn't say it added aditional danger.
    he gave it a bunch of positives - and I gave it some negatives

    I'm just giving him a hard time.

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    Re: Obama To Nearly Double Available Wireless Spectrum

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    ScottD - nothing is safe.
    But it is just as safe as a wired system if you know how to secure yourself.

    I mean a wired system actually has a lock of exploits. Did you know that there are keyloggers out there that you can plug into an electrical outlet and it can tell you what keys someone in that building is pressing on their keyboard? It's the ultimate keylogger, and it is not at all wireless.
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