[arin-ppml] IPv6 Heretic thoughts

Milton L Mueller mueller at syr.edu
Fri Sep 5 10:30:05 EDT 2008

> -----Original Message-----
> From: arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net 
> [mailto:arin-ppml-bounces at arin.net] On Behalf Of Cort Buffington
> Sent: Thursday, September 04, 2008 6:36 PM
> I've also worked in commercial two-way radio. I remember when  
> frequencies started to become scarce and the FCC started auctioning  
> off spectrum to the highest bidder. I talked to the guy (like 10  
> minutes ago) I worked for back then. I gave him the choice of 
> running out of spectrum and ending up in the auction environment we
> today, or taking 5 years to replace the majority of his 
> infrastructure so that he'd never be unable to get frequencies.
Clearly, he'd have  
> opted to replace infrastructure. 

I am not sure I understand your point here. Exactly what infrastructure
changes did you suggest that would ensure someone in the 2-way radio
space that they would "never be unable to get frequencies?"

Further, if you were advising the FCC in the mid-1980s (as I was) and
they were faced with 6-10 different radio services contending for the
same narrow band of frequencies, how would you have told them to handle
the contention for the resource if not through auctions? 

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