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Haverlah: Act fast before we run out of wireless capacity

If you have teenagers or grandchildren who are glued to their phones around the clock, it probably won’t surprise you to learn that the amount of wireless data traffic from Web browsing, streaming videos, tweeting, texting and checking Facebook is skyrocketing.

What you may not know is that all of those wireless texts, tweets and posts travel on invisible radio waves known as “spectrum.”

This spectrum or wireless capacity is a finite resource, meaning we can use it all up.

In fact, the Federal Communications Commission says we are less than a year from running out of wireless capacity.

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Categories Innovation, Issues, Uncategorized, Wireless | Tags: | Posted on May 9, 2012