Proposed ‘white space’ alternative for those who lost out in auction

27 Mar 2008

Following its failure to achieve a licence in the recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Auction 73 in the US, Google has approached the regulator with a working model to deregulate the so-called ‘white space’ spectrum between channels 2-51 of the radio frequencies offered. There is currently unused space on this part of the spectrum, specifically between 54MHz and 698MHz which Google claims could instead be allocated for high speed broadband.

Google is a member of the White Spaces Coalition. Other members include Microsoft, HP, Dell, Philips, Earthlink and Samsung plus a number of other undisclosed parties.

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