This is important not only for the US, the rest of the world wants to use that spectrum as well.Old fashioned monopolistic carriers and monopolistic TV stations aren't going to be happy though. This basically is going to disrupt their established monopolies on wireless networking and TV broadcasting.I believe Democrats want this change while Republicans want business to stay as usual.
It will only be a matter of when not if to see the great potential of White Space Access. This will also encourage other regulators around the world to step forward and introduce innovation-supporting regulations as regards radio spectrum. www.cognitiveradio.co.uk
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A look at worldwide spectrum maps shows terrestrial television broadcast dominates, especially in lower, long propagating and building penetrating frequencies.Opening up idle frequencies can usher in an era of plentiful wireless bandwidth in contrast to current scarcity (and expense to you and me).It can allow wider bandwidth channels, creating a more broadband-like mobile experience.The last refuge of over the air broadcasters seeking exclusive rights to the spectrum is the wireless microphone argument, which is a whitespace-like use. In other words, wireless microphones use vacant television channels - just as whitespace wireless services request permission from the FCC to do today.Analog modulation of audio for wireless microphones is wasteful and an outdated technology. A simple replacement using digital modulation in a whitespace regime would be not only more reliable, with greater fidelity, but also secure, using [digital] encryption. Old analog wireless microphone systems could be replaced within five years, creating a whole new innovative business, including export opportunities worldwide. Interestingly enough, broadcaster lobbying against whitespace use, NAB for instance, is not that large in dollar value.By law in the United States, the airwaves are owned by the public. They are administered by the FCC and loaned to broadcasters on a short term basis.It's time to put our idle radio waves to use for everyone.
I think you need a more progressive stance for this campaign. "TV is a Waste of Bandwidth" and we should open the entire spectrum to best-effort-sharing protocols.Fund a $100-laptop with an broad spectrum SDR so it is forward-compatible with a free-spectrum policy. Let the hackers "turn it on" for their friends until it becomes legal to do so.
Its purpose was to determine whether a prototype device for transmitting Internet traffic over the unused white space in the TV spectrum could sense the presence of wireless microphone signals. ---------------------valrossi8e buzz marketing
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