A possible game-changer in wide-area wireless
Leading technology companies, including Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and Dell Inc., are eager to develop the market. They say white spaces are ideal for broadband because the signals penetrate walls and can travel several miles.
Just like the spectrum used by Wi-Fi, white spaces will be available to all users for free, with no license required. The FCC hopes they will help ease the strain on the nation’s increasingly crowded airwaves.