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Wednesday, October 21

Killer News: First Public White-Space Network Is Alive

Straight from /.

The first public white space network officially launched on
Wednesday in Claudville, Virginia. It uses sensing technology from Spectrum
Bridge with software and Web cams supplied by Microsoft and PCs from by Dell.
The project was funded the TDF Foundation. White space networks use unlicensed television spectrum
and have been called 'WiFi on steroids.' They offer more bandwidth, over larger
areas, than does WiFi. IT companies duked it out with broadcasters for years to
get white spaces approved by the FCC. They finally got the FCC's nod in
November, 2008.