[time-nuts] Lightsquared goes Global...

J. Forster jfor at quik.com
Thu Jun 30 18:29:49 EDT 2011


If over-the-air TV were abolished, that would leave all broadcast media in
the hands of Comcast and Verizon and their $100+ charges.

It amounts to a communication tax on the entire population.

-John

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> Might be worth a read of some of Charlie Rhodes'  columns at TV
> Technology. The
> latest is "Can Terrestrial Broadcasting and GPS Co-exist in Adjoining
> Spectrum?"
> and is at http://www.tvtechnology.com/article/122176
>
> Over the years Charlie has presented what seems IMHO to be valid reasons
> why TV
> white spaces - aka guardbands - exist and that terrestrial TV needs them.
> Same
> applies for GPS and LS. I'd at least agree that the need for white
> spaces is one
> main reason why "Terrestrial TV simply cannot use all the bandwidth it is
> allotted". Of course, my meaning of "use" here is that of "occupy". I
> think Mr.
> Rhodes would contend even un-occupied spectrum is in use...
>
> Bob LaJeunesse
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: "lists at lazygranch.com" <lists at lazygranch.com>
> To: paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com>; Discussion of precise time and
> frequency
> measurement <time-nuts at febo.com>
> Sent: Thu, June 30, 2011 3:45:10 PM
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Lightsquared goes Global...
>
> Terrestrial TV simply cannot use all the bandwidth it is allotted.
> Spectrum has
> been whittled away at least twice. Once to create T-band. Again a little
> bit
> when HDTV was rolled out. The band needs to be trimmed with a sawzall.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: paul swed <paulswedb at gmail.com>
> Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 15:09:06
> To: <lists at lazygranch.com>; Discussion of precise time and frequency
> measurement<time-nuts at febo.com>
> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Lightsquared goes Global...
>
> Scratching the ole head. "TVs a waste"? A comment on the editorial content
> perhaps?
> But then how does any of that really have anything to do with Time-nuts.
> Regards
> Paul.
>
> On Thu, Jun 30, 2011 at 2:42 PM, <lists at lazygranch.com> wrote:
>
>> That is the "white space" plan. It is still active. It is an attempt to
>> use
>> wasted TV bandwidth.
>>
>> TV bandwidth is a waste. It is not a growing business. However, the MS
>> scheme is kind of dumb. The gear would sniff the ether and automatically
>> use
>> the spectrum. They should really just refarm the spectrum.
>>
>>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: David VanHorn <D.VanHorn at elec-solutions.com>
>> Sender: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com
>> Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 12:04:42
>> To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement<
>> time-nuts at febo.com>
>> Reply-To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
>>        <time-nuts at febo.com>
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Lightsquared goes Global...
>>
>>
>> Years ago, microsoft wanted to take over one of the ham bands, 2m or 440
>> I
>> forget which, for satellites for internet in poor areas.
>> Swatch wanted to have everyone change to "beats" instead of seconds and
>> minutes.
>>
>> Stupid ideas abound, but they usually fall apart.
>>
>>
>> ________________________________________
>> From: time-nuts-bounces at febo.com [time-nuts-bounces at febo.com] On Behalf
>> Of
>> Bruce Lane [kyrrin at bluefeathertech.com]
>> Sent: Thursday, June 30, 2011 11:45 AM
>> To: time-nuts at febo.com
>> Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Lightsquared goes Global...
>>
>>        Seems to me such an issue only increases the chance of
>> Lightsquared's
>> whacked-out ideas getting shot down in flames (as they should be).
>>
>>
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