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Charles Townsend
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Charles Townsend, an early advocate for the need for additional wireless spectrum to accommodate the needs of wireless data, is President of Aloha Partners II, the 8th largest wireless spectrum owner in the United States. After reviewing the FCC’s National Broadband Plan in 2010, Aloha Partners concluded that it would need significantly more spectrum to be competitive and has explored purchasing additional spectrum and doing joint ventures or spectrum sharing arrangements with other carriers.

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The 'Traffic Jam' You Can't See

(2) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 6:51 PM

A recent New York Times headline cautioned, "Wireless carriers warn of crisis in mobile spectrum." Is spectrum -- the essential building block of cell phone service -- really in short supply? What is causing the shortage? How would a shortage affect the typical smartphone and wireless tablet user?


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