Wireless

by Mike Masnick


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fcc, kevin martin, spectrum, white space



Kevin Martin In Favor Of Freeing Up White Space TV Spectrum

from the good-news dept

While there's been a ton of propaganda from TV broadcasters (and, oddly, wireless microphone vendors) concerning requests from tech companies to make use of the so-called "white space" spectrum that surrounds the spectrum the TV broadcasters use, it appears that FCC boss Kevin Martin is now prepared to support freeing the spectrum for other uses. This isn't all that surprising, given that the FCC has been pushing to free up such spectrum for years, but it is very good news. While there were some early test device failures, the problems were with the devices themselves, not in creating any interference, as the critics claim. This totally unused spectrum could open up all sorts of interesting new wireless technologies that could be tremendously useful in many different ways.

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    Anonymous Coward, 16 Oct 2008 @ 2:40am

    Have you seen "W"?

    How the hell did Kevin Martin Get his Job? I mean, really... Michael Powell was the son of Colin Powell... You know, the Guy who led us into Desert Storm.

    If this bastard doesn't know anything about RF engineering, telecommunications or the like, and we just chalk his entire experience and placement within the FCC as being some pawn that had something to do with any Florida Recount, I will be ANGRY.

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