FCC begins Additional Spectrum Inquiry
The Federal Communications Commission requested public comment on the availability of the efficient use of spectrum last week in an attempt to determine if unlicensed transmitters should be permitted in additional frequency bands.
The FCC noted that there have been significant advances in technology and a wide variety of devices have been developed and introduced of late because of unlicensed operations. Cordless telephones, home security systems, electronic toys, anti-pilfering and inventory control systems and computer controlled wireless local area networks are among the frequencies used and unlicensed.
The commission stated that there could be significant benefits to the economy, businesses and consumers in making additional spectrum available for unlicensed transmitters. The notice seeks comment on whether unlicensed operations should be permitted in additional frequency bands.