Thursday, November 6, 2008

White Spaces Approved: Next Step

You may know by now that a smaller kind of history was made on November 4th.  The FCC voted to approve use of white spaces for wireless broadband use over heavy lobby by oppononents who usually have a lot of clout with the FCC and Congress.

Not to be deterred, the commissioners unanimously approved the unused air waves for mobile use.  The plans for its use can start after Feb 2009 when analog TV signals end, with only digital signals roaming about.

This is fantastic.  If anyone who reads this blog knows, I'm for competition and giving wireless providers less control and stimulating innovations.  Not just technologies but ideas as well.  So, what are the impacts of such a move?

I'll be back later today to talk about that.  Meanwhile, know this.  This is truly "change" mobile warriors can believe it.


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