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FCC To Test Opening White Spaces Up To Public 68

GovTechGuy writes "The FCC will begin a test on Monday that will give the public access to 'white spaces,' the unused spectrum between TV and radio stations. The Commission is in the process of opening up the airwaves for public use; the last release of unlicensed airwaves eventually spawned a number of innovations such as WiFi, cordless phones and baby monitors. Officials hope this move will lead to better WiFi technology that can cover up to 50 miles."
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FCC To Test Opening White Spaces Up To Public

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  • Clarification (Score:5, Informative)

    by Saishuuheiki ( 1657565 ) on Wednesday September 14, 2011 @04:12PM (#37402856)

    I think summary need to be clarified.

    The FCC is beginning a test Monday that will give public access to a database to be used to identify frequency bands available. This database will be used to determine what frequencies are available when the 'white spaces' go public.

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