Crosby's Blog

The unvarnished words of EWA President and CEO Mark Crosby.  

  • 09/16/2011

    The FCC released a News Release earlier today announcing the 45-day public testing of the “First Television White Spaces Database.” This is important news as one of the more critical requirements that must be accommodated before white space devices are certified to roam free within TV and land mobile spectrum is that they know to recognize the “do not enter” signs where incumbent TV, legal wire

  • 09/01/2011

    If AT&T didn’t see it coming, I don’t believe that the FCC saw it coming either. That is, the Department of Justice’s (DoJ) antitrust suit to block the AT&T/T-Mobile merger that was filed yesterday in the U.S. District Court. Obviously, this is Washington, D.C., and the stakes are huge on a number of fronts, so it isn’t over until it’s over.

  • 06/27/2011

    We have been watching with much interest for several years now the ongoing effort to minimize avian (bird) mortalities that result from those unfortunate instances when migrating birds happens to misjudge and, er, fly into a communications tower or guy wires.

  • 06/17/2011

    It’s a simple ask …

  • 06/02/2011

    I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that I received a bit of static from LightSquared as a result of my last post about possible air navigation issues announced by the FAA around Las Vegas while tests were being conducted to measure the potential for interference to GPS functions.

  • 05/12/2011

    Let’s hope that pilots have visual contact with the ground around a 175 nautical mile radius from Las Vegas from May 16 – 27. It seems that with the FCC’s blessing, LightSquared will be conducting tests of its terrestrial broadband service within this area at that time.

  • 05/12/2011

    Let’s hope that pilots have visual contact with the ground around a 175 nautical mile radius from Las Vegas from May 16 – 27. It seems that with the FCC’s blessing, LightSquared will be conducting tests of its terrestrial broadband service within this area at that time.

  • 05/04/2011

    Apparently, introducing a digital technology that has had the pleasure of operating in spectrum where there are only 25 kHz exclusive channel assignments is viewed as progress by the FCC. Of course, in the 150-512 MHz bands, such exclusive channels are few and far between.

  • 03/02/2011

    We are receiving numerous comments from members expressing their concern over HR 607 - the "Broadband for First Responders Act of 2011" that was introduced by Congressman Peter King (R-NY) and six other representatives on February 10th.

  • 01/24/2011

    We have recently observed that less than 10% of the Industrial/Business applications filed at the FCC since the beginning of the year for new wireless systems have been granted. Further, apparently not a single application that would modify an existing Industrial/Business license has been granted since January 1st.

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