ABSTRACT

Framing Spectrum Policy: Legislative Initiatives [May 18, 2016]   [open pdf - 684KB]

This May 18, 2016 report discusses radio frequency spectrum in regards to wireless communication along with the 2012 Spectrum Act and its role in both private and public sectors. The report begins with the following introduction which outlines the scope and content of this report: "Access to radio frequency spectrum is essential to wireless communications. As demand for mobile services increases, from all sectors of society and the economy, so does the need to increase the capacity of wireless networks. Capacity for mobile broadband to support popular mobile services and devices can be improved in several ways. Examples include (1) providing new spectrum licenses for networks to expand; (2) investing in denser infrastructure; (3) directing network traffic between licensed and unlicensed capacity, as needed; (4) developing new technologies; and (5) expanding opportunities for sharing spectrum between two or more users."

Report Number:
CRS Report for Congress, R44433
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2016-05-18
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Public Domain
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Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html
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pdf
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