On the ride home from our Incentive Auction virtual event a few weeks back, Barlow Keener and I discussed how the spectrum would be used. The archive is still available and I would love to hear if you agree with Barlow or me. Rebecca Hanson did a great job explaining the commissions desire to create an efficient market. The goal of having the spectrum repacked can in theory create another nationwide spectrum range. However, even the spectrum opens up specific regions if its value is over $32 billion.
Now comes the next question, what would you do with this spectrum? Quickly this became a discussion about how plentiful the glass and the cost of optics are.
I admit it I am a bit ancient when it comes to optics. My SONET history is past generation as opposed to next generation. The OTN solutions and CDNs have changed the backbone tremendously, at least when it comes to the data. On the voice side it still resembles what I knew (but VoLTE is coming)... Read More