In Part 2 of CNN Money’s series on spectrum today, author David Goldman discusses the options for wireless providers as they navigate the dangers of a spectrum crunch. The piece says that without action, millions of wireless consumers could face limited access to the high-speed mobile Internet they demand.
According to Goldman, these options include acquiring new spectrum, building thousands of new cell sites throughout our nation, and consolidation. All three options would cost billions of dollars to implement.
A combination of them may provide the answer to solving the spectrum crunch, but one thing is clear: all wireless providers need more spectrum to continue meeting the explosive growth in demand from more than 300 million American mobile consumers. With a potential spectrum deficit as early as 2013 according to the FCC, the time to act is now and everyone must be part of the solution.
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