Wednesday, November 05, 2008

FCC Approves New Use of TV Spectrum

While most Americans were spending Tuesday voting for their next president and other government representatives and issues, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was making important decisions about public use of the broadcast spectrum. The FCC decided to "set aside a disputed slice of radio spectrum for public use . . . hoping it would lead to low-cost, high-speed Internet access and new wireless devices," the New York Times reported.

The Federal Communications Commission voted 5 to 0 to approve the new use for the unlicensed frequencies, known as "white spaces." You can go here to read the FCC's press release about the decision. To read separate statements by the five commissioners, go to the FCC home page and scroll down to "11/4/08: FCC Adopts Rules for Unlicensed Use . . . "

If you need additional resources, see our Telecommunications guide.

No comments:

Post a Comment