FAIL Awesome several the already challenging local stations to get in via OTA will now be impossible if someone decides to use the same frequencies for white space because they aren't on the list. But hey that means more customers for cable/satellite. I guess the fewer people you can show using OTA the easier it will be to finally kill it off for good so you can sell the spectrum.
My zip code has only 1 of 50 channels available If a company wants to do business in my zip code for local area internet WISP substitute(which they call a WRAN), there is only 1 channel available out of 50 channels.
But for say a hardware device that provides a house size WiFi substitute, there are 8 channels available.
So there may be markets for hardware devices for individual homes, but if you live anywhere in a metro area near a large city, the market for companies that hope to use Whitespace spectrum to start a WRAN are practically nil.
I will be perfectly happy if the budget cuts specified in the Budget Control Act go into effect. 3 cheers for the sequester. Take the money from the drunken federal spenders.
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Re: White Spaces Satellite? Don't make me laugh. Have you used satellite?
..and that's ONE channel. 16Mbps on ONE channel. Actually, according to a few sources, they say it can be up to 22Mbps.
Satellite.. Where the caps are incredibly low and the latency sucks. Not to mention the install fees and contracts. "Slightly higher caps" my ass.
EDIT: Oh ya, that's if you could get Exede. Looks like we don't have a single installer in the entire state. WTF? Also, we're not even covered (along with most of the western half of the U.S.).
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