Normal people? Will white space ever help us people that have no choice other then 3g/dial-up/sat.Will I be able to buy a white space usb device a plug it into my computer or will big company's gobble it all up then resell.
Not if AT&T has its greedy way.
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No it will not No whitespace will not help you out with any major bandwidth options like satellite and mobile aka 3g/4g. Because currently whitespace hardware only limits you to 3meg and it might take couple years to get over 3meg hardware. So only best option you have is wait intill fixed wireless service provider can get to you aka WISP.
Plus it cost alot of money like wisp to deploy. The hardware for whitespace right now around $900 to 2k.
reply to bcltoys
Re: Normal people?
said by bcltoys:It will..... some day..... hopefully....
Will white space ever help us people that have no choice other then 3g/dial-up/sat.Will I be able to buy a white space usb device a plug it into my computer or will big company's gobble it all up then resell.
IF, I repeat IF, the white space spectrum remains in-tact, and if the hardware vendors are able to do some mass production and drive the price down. The first generation devices were only able to do about 3 megs, but the upcoming second generation devices look like they will be able to do up to 12 to 16 megs of TCP throughput. Once channel bonding is up and running, the throughput could go up drastically from there.
But again, we're still waiting on approved and affordable devices. You'll also need a provider to offer it in your area.
White space is dead on arrival The spectrum will all be auctioned off and when that happens your white space device will be nothing other than an expensive paperweight.
Use It or Lose It Does the bill ban "Anti Warehousing" AKA "Use It or Lose It" caveats on the bidders or is it silent on this? IMO, there should be usage requirements to prevent deep pocket companies from buying the licenses with the intent of never using the frequencies (but only to prevent others from getting them and thus be able to compete). The usage terms should set a mile stone usage calendar failure to met will void the license for the unused frequencies with no refund of the fees (you keep what you DO have in use). The timeframes should be short but reasonable. ie: No years long first use periods and a full use requirement in the 2 - 3 year time span.
reply to treichhart
Re: No it will not Actually we're getting throughputs of up to 12 mbps, which is more than adequate for broadband use.
You're right that the most affordable way to deploy this technology is through a WISP, so that one access point can serve numerous clients at an affordable price.
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not enough? For what it is White Space will be a god send to rural broadband where the only choice is dial up at 56K if that is even available. Some of the most attractive places to live and some of the worst will have a leg up getting decent (okay, not city speed) broadband over white space. Do not discount the reliability and propogation of white space frequencies.