After reading “Amtrak’s Lessons for Access to the Airwaves,” I knew we wanted to talk to Michael Calabrese and Patrick Lucey of the Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation to discuss wireless policy. Unfortunately, scheduling challenges kept Patrick off the this show but we do have a great discussion for this week’s Community Broadband Bits podcast with Michael Calabrese, who runs the Wireless Future program at OTI.
We discuss the wireless technology Amtrak has wanted to deploy and alternatives that would have been less costly and more quickly to implement. However, this is really just an opportunity to begin the larger discussion about where wireless is going.
We also talk about a recent FCC decision to create much more shared spectrum and how the new system will work, which was also described in a presentation by Milo Medin at the 2015 Freedom to Connect event.
If you enjoy this discussion, you may be interested in our previous discussions with Dewayne Hendricks.
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Thanks to Persson for the music, licensed using Creative Commons. The song is “Blues walk.”
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