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Pentagon To Open Up Wireless Spectrum For Private Sector Use
2013-07-24 08:52:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Department of Defense (DoD) said on Tuesday it could transition its operations out of the 1755-1780 MHz frequency band to make the spectrum available for private sector use, the Wall Street Journal reports. In a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Tuesday, the Pentagon said it could relinquish the spectrum "while ensuring no...

Wi-Fi Congestion Could Be Eased By Opening Up More Spectrum: FCC
2013-02-21 05:22:34

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted this week to establish new rules that would free up additional spectrum to boost speeds on Wi-Fi networks and ease wireless congestion in airports and other locations. In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Commission decided to move forward with the plan despite objections from automakers and their suppliers who claim the new Wi-Fi frequencies could interfere with car-to-car wireless...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'