Spectrum logjam lifted

From the New York Times, Pentagon and Companies in Agreement on Spectrum:

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31 — Technology companies and the Pentagon have reached an agreement to unlock a swath of spectrum for the next generation of wireless devices, officials said today.

The companies said this would lift the popularity of high-speed wireless Internet service, a bright spot in an otherwise moribund industry.

For the military, the agreement wards off an emerging threat to their radar systems by setting detailed technical mechanisms to deal with interference.

This is good. It occurs to me that some of the spectrum below 3GHz could be legalized for WiFi without interference with other uses owing to differences in modulation. It’s a question worth looking into because lower frequencies carry high-speed data further and faster than the 5Ghz band.