Google wins FCC's OK for "white space" database

07/1/2013 | CNET

Federal regulators on Friday gave thumbs up to Google's plan to track so-called "white space" frequencies that could be used for wireless broadband spectrum. Following a 45-day test, the Federal Communications Commission approved Google's application to set up a database to keep tabs on unlicensed broadcast spectrum that could be deployed for wireless services. Google and other companies setting up similar databases want to prove that the white space spectrum will not interfere with TV station frequencies.

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