A Practical Navigator for the Internet Economy


Exploring the Internet of Things

What must be understood – including recent changes in Internet geography and web-based protocols – in order to develop and implement reasonable policymaking.

This issue  seeks to acquaint our readers  with the Internet of things which ready or not is rapidly arriving. On the one hand we discuss it from the views of Bruce Schneier on security of IoT.  This top global expert on TCP/IP security says among other things we are building a world robot without understanding the implications of what is  happening.  The other hand  in an interview with Ken Miller of Indiana. Ken says   " I do believe  that the free market is able to work through many of the issues discussed, but this does not mean I am advocating against coyote regulation. Some regulation may be required.  I don't believe that things will randomly work themselves out (dumb luck).   For more see our executive summary. 

Read more: COOK Report May June 2017

Smart Radios Enabling Shared Wireless Broadband

an Examination of the Implications of FCC Policy:  Wisps to Google, to the National “Carriers”
& Wells: Alternative Pathway in Kansas City (part 2)

We examine new FCC wireless rule makings with very positive implications for wisps and cellular bandwidth/  Here is our current situation” The Report and Order and Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking adopted by the Commission on April 17, 2015 established a new Citizens Broadband Radio Service for shared wireless broadband use of the 3550-3700 MHz band (3.5 GHz Band). Rules governing the Citizens Broadband Radio Service are found in Part 96 of the Commission’s rules.

In an interview Fred Goldstein describes for us the ultimate maturation of the smart radio process that was discussed as early as 2006 -2007.  In this realm radios are now - at long last - able to make far more efficient use of available spectrum than heretofore possible. 

This issue continues our earlier report on the impact  of programs designed as an "alternative  path"  by William Wells.


And in Related News

We provide basic information from Rick Usher and Google about its 3.5 ghz broadband wireless trials in Kansas City.

From arch econ  - a brief discussion about - Who Controls the Turf in the Placement of Micro Wireless Facilities?  The context is  “Ohio General Assembly passes bill restricting the  right of municipalities to regulate pole placement of "micro-wireless facilities.”"

Matt Larsen offers a brief evaluation  of the 3.5 ghz spectrum.

From William Wells a progress report on his efforts to build and alternative path for education and job training in Kansas City.

And finally our Photo pdf bibliography of 171 “books” to date,

Executive Sumary and Contents of this issue are found here:

Read more: COOK Report for January - February 2017