All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘white spaces’

Google’s White Spaces Database Gets Certification From FCC

Google just announced that its White Spaces database has received its final certification from the FCC. Google has been running a trial in South Africa, and in March announced that it reached a milestone in getting a public trial with the FCC. Here we are a few months later, and it appears to be good to go. “This is an …

Read More

$200 Million Raised for Gigabit-Per-Second Broadband Initiative

A startup in Ohio called Gigabit Squared has raised roughly $200 million to fund a gigabit-per-second broadband initiative involving six universities across the U.S. Gigabit Squared has called upon the the University Community Next Generation Innovation Project (Gig.U), which consists of 30 universities, to tap the 6 communities to develop the ultra-fast broadband networks. Blair Levin, executive director of Gig.U, …

Read More

NAB Backs Off on TV Broadband Objections

Back in 2010, it was reported that the FCC and Google had been working with moving forward with white spaces, which are unused television bands that can be used for ultra-fast wifi connections. The National Association of Broadcasters had objected to this, citing that using prime spectrum white spaces for broadband internet connectivity might interfere with existing television broadcasts. Now …

Read More