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Obama Plan Would Double Available Wireless Spectrum

In a move that would provide some breathing room for burgeoning commercial wireless traffic, President Obama plans to scrounge up 500 megahertz of fresh spectrum for auction, a move that would double the available spectrum over the next 10 years. Today the president is ordering a survey asking federal agencies and private licensees–like broadcast and cable companies–to identify any chunks of spectrum they can spare or share. Proceeds from the auction would go toward improving public safety communications systems.

For more on the administration’s perspective on U.S. broadband needs, watch this video of Walt Mossberg interviewing Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski at the D: All Things Digital conference earlier this month.


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Correction: October 22, 2011
An earlier version of this article incorrectly stated the premise of ‘Angry Birds,’ a popular iPhone game. In the game, slingshots are used to launch birds to destroy pigs and their fortresses, not to shoot down the birds.

— The New York Times sets the record straight