The open-access debate over spectrum
If you've been following the developments surrounding the upcoming 700 MHz auctions, you've probably heard the term "open access" by now.
Like 4G (which I'll return to shortly), open access is a somewhat imprecise term, but I'm using it here to refer to a network that is capable of supporting multiple classes of service simultaneously via a common set of protocols. With respect to the latter, that would be IP, the only networking protocol that matters anymore.
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