Microsoft wants unlicensed broadband over TV white space

March 13, 2006

Microsoft wants to make the TV white space spectrum available for unlicensed use. Such a policy would help rural America achieve wider broadband deployment, a Microsoft executive told Congress last week.

Craig Mundie, Microsoft’s CTO, endorsed bills that would make TV white space spectrum available to unlicensed users. Terrestrial television broadcasters have been fighting a similar proposal pending at the FCC.

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