02 October 2010

Bigger than Wi-Fi

The so-called "white space" of unused frequencies amounted to as much as 70% of the total bandwidth available for television broadcasting. Mobile phone companies and other would-be users of wireless spectrum have long lusted after television's empty airwaves. After two years of haggling and testing, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in Washington, DC, finally gave the go-ahead for others in America to use them.