FCC approves U.S. white space trials

06/21/2013 | CivSourceOnline.com

The drive to use so-called white space spectrum to deliver broadband communication services recently got a push from the Federal Communications Commission, which authorized Germany's LS telecom to begin a 45-day trial to collect data on unoccupied TV frequencies in the U.S. market. The use of white space, which is in the frequencies between broadcast television channels, has garnered support from a number of big-name industry players, including Microsoft. Google recently completed a successful trial of TV white space broadband in Cape Town, South Africa.

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