White-Space Devices Can Share Spectrum, FCC Says

Oct 15, 2008  •  Post A Comment

Kevin Martin, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, announced today the agency will propose allowing mobile unlicensed devices to operate in the white spaces on the airwave spectrum between digital television channels, Broadcasting & Cable reports. The item is scheduled to be voted on during the commission’s Nov. 4 meeting. The proposal would allow devices like laptops with both remote-sensing and geolocation capabilities to operate in the DTV band as long as they don’t interfere with broadcast TV channels when they tap into local TV databases, the publication says.
—Christopher Perez

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