Innovators/Entrepreneurs Wanted for FCC Action
by Matt Stoller, Tue May 29, 2007 at 12:48:06 PM EDT
So a bunch of us have written about a wireless spectrum auction coming down the pike. Basically, a chunk of spectrum is coming free and the FCC is considering how to allocate it. What happens with this spectrum will determine whether we can build a new America with a genuinely revolutionary open culture, or whether the cable and telecom gatekeepers get to continue to use the public airwaves and prevent innovation. Today, Moveon, Freepress, and Working Assets all went out with action items. Moveon's petition is here. There's also a facebook group I want national wireless Internet!.
I have a special request for people who are either entrepreneurs or are innovating in some social capacity that is reliant on communication networks. We need you! There is a movement afoot to organize innovators who understand barriers to entry, folks in the wireless technology field, consumer advocates, pro-competition advocates, and organizations active on these issue. If this applies to you, email email@example.com.
You matter on this one. And it's a big deal. We'll put you to good use, whether you can go public or not.