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DavePR

join:2008-06-04
Canyon Country, CA

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The FCC is contradicting themselves

The FCC just said they're going to take what's left of broadcast TV away to give to the Phone Company, pretty much negating this whole "white space" deal. They have frozen new TV station apps. If they Balkanize broadcast TV by mixing WCS into it, where in the world will theWhite Space Devices work?

This alleged imminent deployment is bogus. They haven't even started organizing the real-time database that the units have to consult before they transmit. Disinterested 3rd party Google has volunteered to maintain the database. And we all know Google will do everything it can to protect the signals of free over-the-air TV stations.

Vote for gridlock.



FFH
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join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

Yes, this expected FCC approval has enough limitations that widespread use will be minimized. There will be some high profile examples(like the Microsoft campus) to give it some good press. But out in the wider world, who will spend money to implement solutions using this unlicensed spectrum? Very few I expect.



88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness

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said by DavePR:

The FCC just said they're going to take what's left of broadcast TV away to give to the Phone Company, pretty much negating this whole "white space" deal.
Exactly. If the FCC takes away channels 31-51 to give to Verizon and at&t what white spaces will be left? It's going to be hard enough to find enough frequencies for all the TV channels let alone white spaces.


fifty nine

join:2002-09-25
Sussex, NJ
kudos:2
reply to DavePR

said by DavePR:

And we all know Google will do everything it can to protect the signals of free over-the-air TV stations.

Vote for gridlock.
I can't tell if you're being sarcastic or not, but with YouTube now offering live streams and the launch of Google TV imminent, I can't help but think that Google must be secretly wishing for free TV to go away completely.


DavePR

join:2008-06-04
Canyon Country, CA

Yes. The fox is volunteering to guard the hen house.