Think of the children
If President Obama really wants to put Wi-Fi in every U.S. classroom, then the government will need to release more unlicensed spectrum…
The world now has the first public demonstration of the Weightless protocol, designed to connected roads, bridges and even trash cans using old TV spectrum. But once our infrastructure is online, the real question begin.
Both houses of Congress have reached a compromise a few wireless spectrum issues that had the potential to put the kibosh on innovation and competition when it came to both mobile broadband and more unlicensed spectrum.
The Wi-Fi Alliance, the keepers of the Wi-Fi brand, have come out swinging against the characterization of white spaces broadband as Super Wi-Fi. The Alliance issued a press release Friday saying it likes the tech, but the name will lead to “substantial user confusion.”
The spectrum shortage, backed by scary stats from Cisco, is the rationale for a $39-billion merger the Justice Department is currently fighting. The running narrative is we want to use a ton of data but our airwaves can’t handle it. But what if we shared?
Call it what you want, but Super Wi-Fi or white spaces broadband just got a big win today when the FCC approved the first trial using the radio and database needed to deliver the broadband service. the test brings us one step closer to better broadband.
Another hurdle was removed today for “Wi-Fi on steroids,” as the IEEE published a wireless standard that could bring high-speed broadband to rural areas. The so-called white-space networks use unlicensed spectrum freed up from old television channels and could send fast wireless signals across 100 kilometers.
Amid other announcements, two specific areas of the connected consumer industry had especially significant developments in the third quarter: e-books and TV-band white spaces. And as we discuss in a new report at GigaOM Pro, developments in these areas could have tremendous effect on the industry.
The FCC has finally ruled on how to govern the so-called white space spectrum, which was freed up when analog TV channel operators switched to digital. This could have some important implications for the emerging smart grid space.
The Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved new rules for the unlicensed use white spaces, the empty or under utilized TV spectrum that many are hoping could lead to a new form of super Wi-Fi. The release of such spectrum could make White Spaces bigger than Wi-Fi.
The FCC is poised to release the first batch of unlicensed wireless spectrum in 25 years, called white spaces, tomorrow, which could lead to “Wi-Fi on Steroids,” giving consumers, device makers, entrepreneurs and service providers more connectivity over wider areas. Here’s what you need to know.
The Federal Communications Commission said today it’s soliciting proposals from those looking to become administrators for TV band database managers, moving one…
The votes have been cast, the winners and losers have spoken, and the euphoria of yesterday will now give way to the…
A week before the Federal Communications Commission is set to vote on a proposal to turn over spectrum between the digital television channels for a wireless broadband service, singer/songwriter Dolly Parton has come out against the plan.
Google is launching a new advocacy campaign, Free The Airwaves, an effort by the company to get some traction around white spaces.