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FCC allocates spectrum to MBAN

The FCC has allocated 40 megahertz in the 2.3 GHz frequency band for medical devices in hospitals and at home. The move allows cutting wires out of the equation but also simplifies the vast array of medical devices currently using unlicensed or multi-use spectrum.

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FCC greenlights public White Space test

Yesterday the FCC gave the go ahead for the first public test of the White Space spectrum. Annoying referred to now as the Super Wifi, the test will be conducted by Spectrum Bridge, one of the nine plus one White Space database administrators.

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White Space database administrators: the nine companions

On Jan 26th 2011 the FCC chose Google and eight other companies to be the administrators of the White Space database that will allow devices to access the spectrum between TV signals to send wireless unlicensed data.

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Whitespaces for everyone!

The FCC approves the White Space spectrum.

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FCC White Space vote

The FCC is set to vote on the White Space spectrum on September 22nd. The White Space is the spectrum buffer in between TV signals that ensures channels do not interfere with each other.

As you might expect local broadcasters and the NAB hate the idea while tech companies such as Google, Microsoft and Dell love it.

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WhiteFi – unleashing the whitespace

Microsoft introduces a new approach to utilizing White Space spectrum so that it will act like WiFi but have a much greater range.

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Joost: Hindered by American Stupidity

Not like “you are stupid” stupidity, more like “you didn’t pay attention to who you elected or what they did” stupidity. Its not big secret that America, inventor of the internet, is somewhere down the list past Slovenia in terms of broadband speed and cost. (The US – with broadband penetration at just under 53% […]

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22 megahertz of “open access”

Well we were waiting all day for the news but it came over the wires around 6 last night. The FCC approved “open access” for part of the spectrum. Some say its kind of a win for Google but AT&T is keeping its own spin positive. From Reuters: “The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday […]

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700MHz Shootout: AT&T vs. Google

Things are still heating up in the 700MHZ wars. You probably had a hard time getting through the weekend wondering what AT&T would say about Schmidt’s letter. From Techcrunch: “CEO Eric Schmidt sent a letter to FCC Chairman Kevin Martin stating that they would commit to bid at least $4.6 billion in the auctions if […]

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Google’s thoughts on 700MHz

This is a big deal. From Google Public Policy: “Too much is at stake for the federal government to let that happen. Late yesterday, we filed a letter urging the FCC to take concrete steps to make sure that regardless of who wins the spectrum at auction, consumers’ interests are best served. We believe that […]

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