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Wireless

by Mike Masnick


Filed Under:
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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    Pdmonney, 17 Oct 2008 @ 6:11am

    Re: Have you seen "W"?

    You don't have to know about RF engineering to be head of the FCC. I seriously doubt the CEO of Lockeed could put together a satalite by himself. The head of the FCC has to do what every other organizations do, surround themselves with other people who does know the business

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