FCC opens white spaces for high-speed wireless nets

The Federal Communications Commission sanctioned the use of abandoned broadcast spectrum known as white spaces for carrying unlicensed high-speed wireless services, a boon for technology companies such as Motorola, Nokia and Dell that have gained a potentially lucrative market for their devices. "This new unlicensed spectrum will be a powerful platform for innovation as we've seen time and time again when we unleash American ingenuity, great things happen," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said.

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