Create Methods for Ongoing Measurement of Spectrum Utilization
FCC Chapter: 5.2
The Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA ) should create methods for ongoing measurement of spectrum utilization.
To assist in understanding how, where and when spectrum resources are being used, the FCC and NTIA should develop scientific, statistically valid methods to measure and report the utilization of spectrum bands between 225 MHz and 3.7 GHz.
Spectrum measurement for this study could use inexpensive frequency scanners installed on postal trucks or other fleet vehicles.
Information on spectrum utilization should be updated annually to provide an accurate snapshot of current use. Results should be made available to the public as an additional layer in the spectrum dashboard.