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Comments on Opening the 10 GHz band for Shared Use

April 10, 2014
The New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute joined Public Knowledge in submitting comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on an amendment of the Commission's rules to create a new frequency allocation for wireless broadband services.  Read the full text of the comment here (pdf)

The Wireless Wars | Slate

March 21, 2014

“AT&T and Verizon have put on a full-scale lobbying campaign and they’re spreading money all over town and writing op-eds,” said Michael Calabrese, director of the Wireless Future Project at the New America Foundation, which supports limits. “Each side is trying to pressure the FCC, sometimes with public letters, and sometimes with research, and equally often it’s with private phone calls.”

Comcast, the Soon-to-Be Gazillion-Pound Technology Gorilla | The Washington Post

February 13, 2014

This sets up an uneven relationship between cable companies and wireless carriers, the latter of which are growing increasingly reliant on fixed broadband as a safety valve for demand. As the New America Foundation's Michael Calabrese notes in a 2013 white paper, "cell site bottleneck is a very real constraint." Cisco estimates that 57 percent of all U.S. mobile device traffic was offloaded to WiFi last year. That figure is expected to top 64 percent by 2018.

Japanese Organizations Claim White Spaces Broadband Breakthrough | Telecompetitor

January 23, 2014

In the U.S. there has been considerable debate about how much TV broadcast spectrum should be made available for 802.11af. Michael Calabrese of the New America Foundation has argued that when the FCC creates a band plan for the upcoming 600 MHz auction of TV broadcast spectrum, it should make at least 30 MHz of spectrum available on an unlicensed basis to support 802.11af and the gigbit WiFi standard 802.11ac.

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Obama Outlines Changes in the NSA Spying Program | McClatchy Newspapers

January 17, 2014

“Although we’re heartened by many of the positive steps that the president outlined today, many key questions and reforms were left unaddressed, and many controversies punted to Congress or to other government officials,” said Sascha Meinrath, director of the Open Technology Institute and vice president at the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan public policy think tank, which provided suggestions to the White House. “To restore the trust in the United States as a responsible steward of the Internet, the president should be acting now.”

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