radio spectrum

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Definition of radio spectrum 

: the region of the electromagnetic spectrum spanning the radio frequency range

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Instead, the Federal Communications Commission should expand such initiatives as the Citizens Broadband Radio Service, which allows more sharing of radio spectrum. The Economist, "The art of the possibleThere is no single solution to making the internet more decentralised," 28 June 2018 Sensitive across a wide swath of the radio spectrum, MeerKAT can study how hydrogen gas moves into galaxies to fuel star formation. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "New radio telescope in South Africa will study galaxy formation," 19 June 2018 Small firms get discounts when buying rights to use the radio spectrum and pay lower patent fees. Robert D. Atkinson, WSJ, "Stop Propping Up Small Business," 6 Apr. 2018 Spectrum access systems are advanced, highly automated radio spectrum coordinators tasked with protecting priority users in the band while optimizing efficient use of available spectrum for everyone else. Jessica Rosenworcel, WIRED, "The FCC Should Use Blockchain to Manage Wireless Spectrum," 20 Mar. 2018 The law passed by Congress puts a December deadline on hardware installation, acquisition of the mandated radio spectrum and training of employees in its use. Washington Post, "NTSB: Amtrak engineer sounded horn, applied emergency brake in S.C. crash," 5 Feb. 2018 Technical challenges with the radio spectrum needed for the communications equipment and with obtaining right-of-way along the tracks in western states has hindered the installation in past years. Bart Jansen, USA TODAY, "DOT urges railroads to install automatic braking by Dec. 31," 3 Jan. 2018 However, as Bubley noted, the proposal does not mention radio spectrum that would be useful for giving people connectivity indoors. David Meyer, Fortune, "Here's What You Need To Know About That 'Nationalized 5G' Proposal," 30 Jan. 2018 The report, issued in March 2010, focused on opening up dormant radio spectrum for new uses. Thomas W. Hazlett, WSJ, "How Politics Stalls Wireless Innovation," 1 Oct. 2017

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1927, in the meaning defined above

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