‘White Space’ Broadband Devices Tested

Jul 24, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Technology companies working with the FCC have begun testing devices that can provide high-speed Internet connections using broadcast spectrum in the “white space” between TV station signals, the Washington Post reports. White-space proponents say they recognize the technology has a long way to go before it can be offered to consumers. “The FCC is looking for evidence that using white spaces can be done — any consumer device will have to go through a rigorous testing process as well,” Ben Scott of Free Press, a consumer advocate group, tells the paper. “Our goal is to take advantage of the available airwaves to offer much-needed broadband service.”

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