Microsoft Pushes for TV White Spaces
Move comes as broadcasters large and small eye new spectrum spaces
January 2, 2018
REDMOND, WASH.—Computer companies, led by Microsoft, have formed the Connect Americans Now coalition and are seeking to access the so-called TV white spaces to close the rural digital divide. Broadcasters, meanwhile, want more of the broadcast spectrum to simulcast ATSC 3.0 signals, as well as low power and translators displaced in the post incentive auction repack looking for new spectrum homes.
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