Tech Firms Push to Use TV Airwaves for Internet


This sounds like an innovative idea, if they can get it to work right. More competition in regards to Internet access and bandwith can only be a good thing.

A coalition of big technology companies wants to bring high-speed
Internet access to consumers in a new way: over television airwaves.
Key to the project is whether a device scheduled to be delivered to
federal labs today lives up to its promise.

The coalition, which includes Microsoft
and Google, wants regulators to allow idle TV channels, known as white
space, to be used to beam the Internet into homes and offices. But the
Federal Communications Commission first must be convinced that such
traffic would not bleed outside its designated channels and interfere
with existing broadcasts.

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