Warning: You are not logged in. Your IP address will be publicly visible if you make any edits. If you log in or create an account, your edits will be attributed to your username, along with other benefits. Anti-spam check. Do not fill this in!== United States == In the United States, the radio frequency spectrum is managed by the [[Federal Communications Commission]] ([[FCC]]) for commercial and other non-federal uses and by the [[National Telecommunications and Information Administration]] ([[NTIA]]) for federal government use. With [[unlicensed spectrum]], a number of users without licenses [[spectrum sharing|share a portion of the spectrum]], adhering to certain technological specifications. In contrast, with licensed spectrum, the [[FCC]] licenses entities to use a specific portion of the [[spectrum]]. [[Wireless broadband]], with its rich array of services and [[content]], requires new [[spectrum capacity]] to accommodate growth. [[Spectrum capacity]] is necessary to deliver [[mobile broadband]] to [[consumer]]s and businesses and also to support the [[communications]] needs of industries that use [[fixed wireless broadband]] to [[data transmisssion|transmit]] large quantities of [[information]] quickly and reliably. Policy tools that might be used to increase the [[availability]] of radio frequency spectrum for [[wireless broadband]] include [[Spectrum allocation|allocating additional spectrum]], reassigning [[spectrum]] to new users, requiring that [[wireless network infrastructure]] be shared, pooling [[radio frequency]] [[channel]]s, moving to more [[spectrum]]-efficient technologies, and changing the cost structure of [[spectrum access]]. Although radio frequency spectrum is abundant, usable [[spectrum]] is currently limited by the constraints of applied technology. [[Spectrum policy]] therefore requires making decisions about how [[radio frequencies]] will be [[spectrum allocation|allocated]] and who will have access to them. [[Spectrum policy]] also entails encouraging [[innovation]] in [[wireless]] technologies and their applications. Arguably, the role of technology policy in crafting [[spectrum policy]] has increased with the need to reduce or eliminate capacity constraints that may deter the expansion of [[broadband mobile]] services. Summary: Please note that all contributions to the The IT Law Wiki are considered to be released under the CC-BY-SA Cancel Editing help (opens in new window) Retrieved from "https://itlaw.wikia.org/wiki/Radio_frequency_spectrum"