Obama to nearly double amount of U.S. wireless spectrum over next decade

Invisible Shield for Apple iPhone 4!“President Barack Obama on Monday is expected to sign a memorandum to nearly double the amount of federal and commercial spectrum available for smartphones and wireless Internet devices, according to an administration official,” Jared A. Favole reports for Dow Jones Newswires.

“Lawrence Summers, director of the White House National Economic Council, is expected to detail the presidential memorandum in a speech Monday,” Favole reports. “The memorandum would make available 500MHz of federal and commercial spectrum over the next 10 years.”

Favole reports, “A key part of the move will also be to help build a nationwide interoperable mobile broadband network for public safety, the administration official said.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Jack” for the heads up.]


  1. I expect, based on precedent, that much or most of that spectrum is currently in use. So who’s going to be asked to “sacrifice” what they currently have. Some spectrum made available in recent years, for example, was being used by the military for communication and GPS purposes. They had to “move”.

  2. What’s up MDN, no dig at the left winger commie alien Obama? Did you finally figure out that mixing politics with tech news makes your site a joke? Keep up the Apple news, keep up the witty commentary, keep up the haughty opi ions. Kill the political banter! We don’t come here to get election advice. Over and out.

  3. Really, “Klan buddies”? All we need now is a way to blame it on Bush and that completes the talking points memo.

    Sorros: How do you write Democrats so well?
    MDN: I start with a socially liberal Republican, and I take away reason and accountability.

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