[AMRadio] Broadcast stuff

Brett Gazdzinski Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net
Fri Mar 19 21:15:44 EDT 2010

I looked it up, less then 2000 people work for the FCC.
The number has been going down for a while.

Most seem to deal with legal issues...



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From: "Brett Gazdzinski" <Brett.Gazdzinski at verizon.net>
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Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Broadcast stuff

>I think it will go away faster then most people think.
> The 4G and above  stuff is going to replace fios, cable, and dsl.
> My company has stopped the fios builds and will likely switch to wireless.
> You can get something like 340Mbps over wireless now.
> That is a lot of bandwidth, with almost no infrastructure, no cables on
> poles, no fiber, no high power broadcasting.
> Almost every station on the air streams the programs on the web, and most
> younger people listen/watch that way.
> I think the FCC is a VERY small department of the government, and likely
> does not care about anything as long as nothing interferes with mil 
> traffic
> or cell phone stuff.
> We are just seeing the start of devices that will receive radio and TV
> shows, like the iphone and so on....
> Brett
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