What a joke...off their site...NPRM Comment Period End 05/05/2014 only with the Federal Govt is the comment period open ended when the law states differently.
The OneWeb startup founded by Richard Branson's Virgin and Qualcomm, has announced that it has awarded European aerospace giant Airbus a multi-billion dollar production contract for internet-beaming satellites. The company aims provide connectivity to underserved communities around the world through an enormous constellation of small satellites -- each one only weighing about 150kg and costing under $500,000 to produce. Of the 900 units that Airbus is contracted to create, 700 of them will be launched by 2018. Once in orbit they'll create a constellation 10 times larger than any other satellite set currently in orbit. The other 200 will be held on-planet as replacements and backups. Airbus will reportedly produce 10 initial satellites at its Toulouse manufacturing facility before moving the operation to an undisclosed American facility for the remainder of the program
(cont) Goog interrupted and said well actually we just filed a paper (30 pages last week) on how lte and wifi can get along.
For a moment they were debating one another, and to us it's become apparent Goog prob only got involved here once lte entered the picture- as its a big part of their future plans in unlicensed.
Overall our thoughts are Goog didn't bring anything new to the debate and or signify intention to ramp up against.
MSft- The Msft speaker spent 60% of his time talking Bluetooth and the rest skype- which we now know is where they will launch a new wifi service from. I think it was an attempt at analogy of another variety- ie everyone knows skype and this may threaten ur experience if u use skype over wifi. He did not leave any impression with us other than towing the opposition line and being the only one who referred to any of the slides.
Of note Ncta sent a jr guy who we heard said this was his first public event, seems he was sent w orders of whatever is said/asked just respond "more testing"...
Overall was fairly innocuous event. The question to us on the back of this is whether they ratchet this up from here. Spoke to several investors/clients in attendance to get their views. Concern all falls along the same lines.
We continue to believe this advances to a vote, that opposition attempts like today are delay tactics that have come too late, and that tlps is approved.
Thanks Steven from FB.
From Odeon: Nothing new in my view - a lot of dumbing down of the issues, probably to benefit targeted audience of policy makers. I brought a lobbyist who was chief of staff to a senator for number of years, has been involved in spectrum, and knows DC w me to get the lay of the land; and he didn't spot anyone of any significance.
Some notes: - it started off somewhat fair and balanced w several saying that more testing could actually lead to compromise; just that gsat has been unwilling or unresponsive. They barely mentioned the demo throughout and those that did towed the line 'it wasn't rigorous enough'
- since OTI, wifi, Ncta, and wispa basically reiterated a substantial amount of what we already know, will just list notes on Msft and Goog here - as they represent the concern moving fwd
Goog-the Goog speaker never mentioned anything technical, and started w a flawed analogy of a public park and a private house trying to reclaim public property for their own use. Goog was adamant that gsat should stick to their own spectrum, and didn't know the history at all. Further it seemed they didn't have a problem w gsat as long as they didn't use more unlicensed (lower pair)- which of course is their business plan as we now know.
in fact Goog didn't even know the history here. At one point he said' if i were gsat I'd of applied for just my own 10mhz and asked for lte authority'. As part of my last question I asked him was he aware they did exactly that, and that it was the FCC who steered them down this road. No reply, and as to his main objection that they not benefit from the unlicensed lower pair I also asked him was he aware that 802.11 standard requires 20mhz. To which he did not reply either. I then asked my question below, which also fell on a muted response.
Their motives toward the end were readily apparent. there was a great but brief interaction between cable and goog re lte in wifi. (cont)
Took trash out and lo and behold Waste Pro CNG truck pulls up. Driver said he loves the truck, quiet, and gets 300 miles between fill ups with 62 gallon tanks. Hated diesel noise and smell.
Politics going to get into this matter.
Michael Daum is a Technology Policy Strategist with Microsoft Research’s Technology Policy Group in Redmond, Washington. He recently joined Microsoft after serving for nearly a decade as Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, focusing in the areas of Information and Communications Technology Policy and Aviation Policy. Issue he worked on include spectrum policy, broadband access, media ownership, and low power FM. Previous experience includes managing public-private technology projects at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which led to policy assignments at the U.S. Department of Commerce’s policy office and the White House National Economic Council. He began his career designing, building, testing, and evaluating laser and electro-optic prototypes and systems. He has a B.S. Optics and a M.B.A. both from the University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Looks like Senator Maria Cantwell sits on The Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet has jurisdiction over legislation, Congressional action, and other matters relating to communications. For these purposes, “communications” includes telephones, cell phones, the Internet, commercial and noncommercial television, cable, satellite broadcast, satellite communications, wireline and wireless broadband, radio, consumer electronic equipment associated with such services, and public safety communications. The Subcommittee also is responsible for oversight of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) at the Department of Commerce, which is the federal agency primarily responsible for the management of government spectrum and advising the President on telecommunications policy.
Also from state of Washington.
Talk about an apple / orange comparison.
comparing the 1st quarter 2015 to the full year 2014 that included (ONE TIME BENEFITS- $ 12 mil for sale of LNG plant and $ 28.4 VTEC credit) shows your credibility of this argument.
Take out those 2 BENEFITS and you have 2014 with a loss of $130 mil on 265mil of gallons or $.49 per gallon.
Why not compare 1st quarter over quarter and show that they had a .485 cent per gallon loss in 2014 versus a .388 loss per gallon in 2015 ??
How many more to catch CLNE ??
amp Trillium says the opening of these two facilities affirms its commitment to creating a nationwide network of CNG stations, and the joint venture now operates seven CNG stations across Texas and 19 CNG stations across the U.S.
19....lmao....CLNE has that many in LA.