Google now has a Wireless Spectrum Database

white space spectrum

What are TV white spaces?

One important form of unlicensed spectrum is TV white spaces, unused channels in the broadcast television spectrum band. Many parts of the world have dozens of open TV channels, especially in rural areas, that can travel distances up to 10 miles. The FCC, Ofcom, and other regulators are providing a path to allow Wi-Fi to broadcast over unused TV channels. White spaces could help bridge the digital divide by providing wireless internet to rural areas and help enable technology innovation.

via Google Spectrum Database.

Google – continuing to do the opposite of evil things (most of the time).


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About Matthew Peterworth

I currently work as a Technology Specialist at Henderson Engineers in Kansas City – a Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing (MEP) design firm. Prior to that I was a Project Manager for Information Technology Services (ITS), the central IT department at the University of Texas at Austin. As of July 2008 I am a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) through BICSI. And as of June 2011 I am a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the great state of Texas. Please follow me on Twitter @mpeterworth.

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