FCC Approves “White Space” Usage: Free WiFi!



After having tested the impact of using the “white space” spectrum on other frequencies in use by companies such as T-Mobile, FCC engineers in Seattle showed that the white space could be used for wireless internet service without a significant risk of harmful interference.

The “white space” spectrum will begin auctioning in mid-2009 with one specific criteria for any provider wishing to use it: The service offered has to be absolutely free from all forms of obscenity and pornography. Also, the winning bidder must provide 25% or more of the band capacity as a free broadband service, they must make sure that the whole network is 50% ready and working within 5 years and at 95% within 10 years.

TG Daily


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