Entries Matching: White Spaces

Public Knowledge Applauds Microsoft’s Rural Broadband Strategy to Connect Rural Americans

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Today, Microsoft announced the launch of its Rural Airband Initiative to bring high-speed broadband to 2 million people in rural America. The Airband Initiative relies on the TV white spaces (TVWS), an open spectrum technology similar to Wi-Fi (sometimes called “super Wi-Fi”).

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FCC Votes 5-0 to Start Rulemaking On Next Generation Wireless Services and Wireless Microphones

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Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 to approve a further notice of proposed rulemaking (FNPRM) to expand the availability for open shared spectrum on unused broadcast channels, called TV white spaces (TVWS), in conjunction with the upcoming “incentive auction” of broadcast spectrum to wireless carriers.

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