Telecommunications Spectrum Use by the Energy, Water and Railroad Industries

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Continued use of the spectrum is essential to the current and future operations of the energy, water and railroad services, which are vital components of the nation's critical infrastructure. This book examines industry trends and advances in wireless telecommunications technology related to these industries. Key issues are reviewed including congestion, exclusivity, reliance on commercial service, costs, redundancy and band allocation.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Objective
2
Report Overview
5
Certified Frequency Coordinators and Federal Regulatory Agencies
7
Federal Regulatory Agencies
12
The Energy Industry
15
Industry Growth
18
Wireless Communications Infrastructure
22
The Railroad Industry
57
Industry Growth
59
Wireless Communications Infrastructure
61
WireBased and Commercial Services
63
Summary of Spectrum and Systems Currently Used
64
Technology Trends
66
Possible Future Spectrum Requirements
67
Summary of Current Spectrum Use and Future Requirements
69

WireBased and Commercial Services
27
Summary of Spectrum and Systems Currently Used
34
Technical Issues
36
Technology Trends
37
Summary of NonSpectrum Dependent Alternatives and Commercial Services
40
Possible Future Alternative Technologies
42
The Water Industry
45
Industry Growth
46
Wireless Telecommunications Infrastructure
48
WireBased and Commercial Services
50
Technology Trends
52
Summary of NonSpectrum Dependent Alternatives and Commercial Services
53
Possible Future Spectrum Requirements
54
Future Spectrum Requirements
71
Availability of 700 MHz Guard Band Spectrum
73
Summary and Conclusion
75
Conclusions
78
Public Law 106553 Departments of Commerce justice and statethe judiciary and related Agencies Appropriations Act 2001
79
NTIA Request for Comments Published in the Federal Register
83
Copy of Letter Sent to Federal Agencies
87
Public Comment Respondents
89
Map of Railroads VHF Base Station Map
91
Executive Summary from the USAT Final Report
93
Index
95
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