What happens when wireless spectrum runs out?
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Feb28-12, 08:33 AM
Its less of a tragedy of the commons and more like the wild west waiting for the invention of barbed wire to tame the countryside. The airwaves will always be there and there's plenty to go around, but for now we can expect range wars. That's how new frontiers are developed in capitalistic societies and its assumed civilization will eventually follow. I just wouldn't hold my breath waiting for it anytime soon in the telecommunications industry. It will likely be a few more decades before the technology finally catches up with our ambitions.
My job is managing spectrum and I couldn't disagree more strongly.