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FCC white spaces rules favor tech industry

holy_calamity (872269) writes | more than 4 years ago

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holy_calamity writes "The FCC has come to a decision on the rules governing devices that make use of the unlicensed wireless spectrum between TV stations, with commissioner Genchowski trumpeting a new era of "super wi-fi". Most crucially the FCC dropped the requirement that devices sense TV and wireless microphone signals, instead they can geolocate and use an online database to learn which white spaces are available in their area. That makes tech firms happy because it provides a software-centric alternative to developing complex new sensing hardware."
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