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FCC Approves White Space Usage for "Super Wi-Fi" Technologies

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In a unanimous vote today, the FCC has given a green light for the use of "white spaces" in order to deliver broadband connections as super "WiFi". From today's announcement: "The Federal Communications Commission today took steps to free up vacant airwaves between TV channels — called "white spaces" — to unleash a host of new technologies, such as "super Wi-Fi," and myriad other diverse applications. This is the first significant block of spectrum made available for unlicensed use in more than 20 years. TV white space spectrum is considered prime real estate because its signals travel well, making it ideally suited for mobile wireless devices."

Last week, Google announced the deployment of an experimental broadband network using the TV white spaces for a Hospital in Ohio.

Related topics: Broadband, Policy & Regulation, White Space, Wireless

 
   

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