Items tagged "White Spaces"
Public Knowledge Applauds Microsoft’s Rural Broadband Strategy to Connect Rural AmericansJuly 11, 2017 Broadband , Rural Access , Rural Broadband , Spectrum , White Spaces
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”).Read More
FCC Votes 5-0 to Start Rulemaking On Next Generation Wireless Services and Wireless MicrophonesSeptember 30, 2014 FCC , Spectrum Reform , White Spaces
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.Read More
Public Knowledge Supports FCC Order to Make More Unlicensed Spectrum AvailableMarch 31, 2014 Spectrum , Spectrum Licensing , White Spaces
Today the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order vastly improving the availability of high-frequency spectrum for open use. This enhanced access to “unlicensed” spectrum will help relieve congested WiFi and provide new opportunities for innovation.Read More