FCC's Baker: Open More Radio Spectrum For Wireless
December 23, 2009 at 7:05 AM (PT)
Republican FCC Commissioner Meredith Attwell Baker is profiled in a WASHINGTON POST blog as a high-tech wonk who will be instrumental in the push to open more radio spectrum for wireless broadband services.
The daughter-in-law of former REAGAN ADMINISTRATION Secretary of State JAMES A. BAKER III has been working closely with FCC Chairman JULIUS GENACHOWSKI to find a middle ground that will allay concerns by broadcasters and demands by the wireless industry. The key may be "smart antenna technology and a database of spectrum to maximize the use of radio waves."
The story also noted in passing that AMERICAN IDOL runner-up ADAM LAMBERT's controversial broadcast performance generated in more than 3,000 complaints to the FCC.