I f you would like to take action to stop the FCC auction March 28, look up your Mayor, City Manager, County Commissioner, Local news publisher and editor plus email addresses and fill in names. Or (even better) if you have a printer, make printouts for those you can hand deliver. Red state folks will love first paragraph and may act. Whatever gets the job done.
County Commission Chair
The ultimate con is being perpetrated upon the people of the United States and their community leaders by the Obama administration’s FCC Chairman Wheeler sneaking through the sale of the low-frequency audio, radio, and television PUBLIC AIRWAYS to the four wireless data corporations: ATT, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile on March 28.
With the FCC “auction” of the consolidated, low-frequency spectrum March 28, the privatization of the entire spectrum of frequencies known as the “Public Airways” will be complete.
“If we are to retain HUMAN AUDIO COMMUNICATION OVER THE PUBLIC AIRWAYS, everyone should inform their Mayor, County Manager, Governor, Emergency Communications Manager, and any human that will listen, that the FCC AUCTION should be halted until the PUBLIC has an opportunity to SPEAK.
Public officials should demand that the auction be halted and unite in declaring that the low-frequency spectrum should be a national public utility* for audio phones, emergency communications, community radio and community TV.”
Do You Listen to NPR?
The four wireless corporations (before planned mergers) will proceed with all data wireless transmission next year rendering all audio radios and audio phones useless.
Just as many County residents and people across the nation are unable to afford cable or satilite subscriptions to watch digital TV, the digitizing of the low-frequency spectrum will end their ability to listen to the radio at home or in their car.
Even residents who can afford digital radio receivers for their homes and a Sirius Satellite Radio for their car may not be well served by the necessity for a digital cell phone.
In addition to the fact that no matter how much the County spends to provide the infrastructure to enable subscription access to the Verizon-ATT wireless DATA network, there will be “dead zones” in some areas and inside buildings.
Older residents who can afford a 4g LTE digital phone will have difficulty operating them as digital phones are similar to having a pocket computer. You may have some family members, friends or acquaintences that are unable to access their messages on the “simple,” basic 3g audio phone they have. Many people do not have their friends’ numbers entered as a “contact” list; they simply recognize their friends’ numbers on the display or answer all calls.
People who use the speaker feature on their 3g audio phone to talk with friends will be deeply disappointed to discover that 4g digital phones are hard to hear and the “speaker” is useless except for recorded messages. That is because digital phones do not have the operating system capacity to convert data to audio instantly. Many people will have to press the 4g LTE phone tightly to their ear to hear even at the maximum “10” volume setting.
Through karenjj2’s immersion in trying to understand why her County is planning to spend the taxpayers money on ten 350-foot towers to enable an “upgrade for Emergency Communications” on the 800mHz frequency, she learned that the ONLY PART of the PUBLIC AIRWAYS that will not be sold and privatized at the FCC auction March 28 is 800mHz.
The ultimate con is being perpetrated upon the people of the United States and their community leaders by the Obama administration’s FCC Chairman Wheeler sneaking through the sale of the low-frequency audio, radio, and television PUBLIC AIRWAYS to the four wireless data corporations: ATT, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile on Marcch 28.