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FCC to start testing White Space database

09/16, 9:45am

Clearinghouse to let old TV spectrum go to Wi-Fi

The Federal Communications Commission announced Wednesday that it well conduct a test of the database of broadcast frequencies that will be used for the wireless networking protocol known as White Space. White Space networking will allow companies to maintain extended range Wi-Fi networks covering as much as 100 square miles. The 45 day trial begins Monday Sept. 19. It will be open to the public.

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FCC designates Google, others to manage white space wireless

01/27, 1:25pm

FCC OKs Google and 8 more for white space control

The FCC in an order on Thursday approved nine companies to be curators of the database for the newly opened up white space wireless. Google led the group and was joined by Comsearch, Frequency Finder, KB Enterprises and LS Telcom, Key Bridge, Neustar, Spectrum Bridge, Telcordia Technologies and WSdb. The firms will have knowledge of which frequencies are available in given areas and clear devices for use in those areas.

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