Singapore leads the way on TV white spaces regulation

Posted by Jessica TanManaging Director, Microsoft Singapore On Monday, Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) announced a regulatory framework for unlicensed access to unused radio spectrum in the broadcast TV frequency bands, known as TV white spaces (TVWS). Radio spectrum is, more than ever, being identified by policy makers as a key asset in developing the…

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One step closer to TV white spaces access and preserving the open Internet

Posted by Paul MitchellGeneral Manager, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission established a portion of the regulatory framework necessary to foster the development of a commercial domestic market for unlicensed devices operating in the TV white spaces as part of its Report and Order that makes television broadcast frequencies in the…


Microsoft voices support for FCC’s net neutrality announcement

Posted by David TennenhouseCorporate Vice President, Microsoft Technology Policy The Internet is critical to our economy and our future. Today, it enables anyone, anywhere, to connect, access content and share ideas. These attributes have been at the center of the Internet’s ability to catalyze innovation in numerous industries, create new employment opportunities and positive economic…

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TV White Spaces Spectrum: An Update from Singapore

Posted by Paul MitchellSenior Director, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft Earlier this year, the Singapore White Spaces Pilot Group (SWSPG) launched a significant pilot of wireless broadband using TV White Spaces (TVWS). As part of the momentum of this pilot, the SWSPG convened a one day workshop in Singapore on Oct. 10 that brought together technology…

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The Week in Tech Policy: Sept. 10th Edition

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on a new Pew Center study focused on mobile app privacy, the Federal Communications Commission’s plans to measure mobile broadband speeds and more. Pew Center study: app users are worried about privacy. A study released…

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The Week in Tech Policy: Sept. 3rd Edition

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on the Apple v. Samsung case, Washington Monthly’s 2012 list of top universities, mobile phone text donations and more. Federal Aviation Administration to consider overhaul of in-flight rules for electronic devices. Frustrated you can’t use…

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The Week in Tech Policy – Aug. 27th Edition

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on the Federal Communications Commission’s new broadband progress report, wireless spectrum and California’s new Location Privacy Act. Federal Communications Commission issues new broadband report. “The nation has made significant progress expanding high-speed Internet access in…

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The Week in Tech Policy – Aug. 20th Edition

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the Issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we’ve included stories on making political donations via wireless texting, spectrum sharing, post-secondary financial aid and jobs data and more. Federal Election Commission clears the way for political donations via wireless text. Americans are one step closer to…

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The Week in Tech Policy – July 23rd Edition

Posted by Jeff MeisnerEditor, Microsoft on the issues In this edition of The Week in Tech Policy, we have stories on cybersecurity, college affordability and STEM education and the H-1B visa program. Bipartisan Policy Center: Improved information sharing on cyberthreats needed. In a report issued on July 19, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Cybersecurity Task Force…

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Unlicensed TV Band Spectrum: Creating a Nimble Framework for Our Economic Future

Posted by Dan ReedCorporate Vice President, Technology Policy Group, Microsoft All of us have experienced the “spectrum crunch” when using our wireless devices. Dropped voice calls and slow data transfers are symptoms. The crunch is a consequence of both rising demand and spectrum management techniques and wireless radio technologies dating back almost one hundred years….

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