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meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
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Re: i would like to see special 'non commercial' spectrum

The only way to do that would be to make it licensed and make the licenses personal only. They do this for GMRS. $75 buys you a license for your immediate family's use only. Do you really want to see that? Remember, your friends won't be allowed to use your Wi-Fi (they wouldn't be licensed).

BTW, yes, that means most GMRS users are breaking the law. And no, almost nobody cares.

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join:2004-09-07
Bellingham, WA
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How about licensing commercial WiFi and regulating them to not use an area of the band set aside for non commercial use?
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meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
What is commercial WiFi? That's an insanely horrible idea, sorry, but it is.

meowmeow

join:2003-07-26
Helena, MT
P.S. just to be clear on some reasons WHY this a horrible idea:

1. There only are 3 non-overlapping channels (1,5,9,13) and 13 is illegal in the US (thus 1, 6, 11 are usually used to get a bit more guard space for legacy 802.11b). If you made even ONE CHANNEL (say from 7-12) non commercial, you'd leave Americans with only TWO CHANNELS to use in large office buildings, schools, etc. That would be HORRIBLE. THREE IS BAD ENOUGH.

2. Since you'd have to prove non-commercial use, there'd probably be a license fee.

3. The law woud be blatantly ignored anyways.