“The U.S. could consider addressing the country’s shortage of airwaves for mobile telecommunications by re-licensing government-held spectrum for commercial use, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday,” William Launder reports for MarketWatch. “‘We have to do things like look harder and more carefully at government spectrum,’ and look for ‘innovative ways’ to share airwaves between the private and public sector, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said at a cable industry conference in Boston.”
“Mobile operators are increasingly seeking deals to acquire more spectrum from each other and from cable operators, in an attempt to meet consumers’ surging demand for broadband-intensive video-streaming services on mobile devices and tablets like Apple Inc.’s iPad,” Launder reports. “The FCC chairman also pointed to new efforts by cable operators to introduce usage-based pricing as a ‘completely appropriate’ step to meet consumers’ needs.”
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MacDailyNews Take: “Tablets like Apple Inc.’s iPad,” meaning: iPad 2 and the new iPad (2012).