White Space Faux Pas

The great white space coalition’s submissions to the FCC are a big bust:

A group of companies including Microsoft and Google had hoped to convince regulators that some new devices could carry high-speed Internet connections over television airwaves without interfering with broadcast signals.

But it didn’t work as planned, according to a report released this week by the Federal Communications Commission. After four months of testing, the agency concluded that the devices either interfered with TV signals or could not detect them in order to skirt them.

Why am I not surprised?

See more discussion by free marketeer Jerry Brito at TLF and by consumer warrior Harry Feld at Public Knowledge.

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