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WiFi Over TV Airwaves?

There’s a fair amount of “vacant TV airwaves” out there, and a bunch of technology firms are requesting that the FCC open up that “white space” to wireless Internet access. Among the players involved are Microsoft and Google. Those are some pretty big dogs with plenty of pull, but it’s unclear whether the FCC will allow it to happen.

The companies are apparently working on a device that would “provide consumer broadband access and networking” over standard television airwaves. Other notable names in the coalition include the likes of Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Philips, and Intel. The prototype device being developed “is meant to demonstrate that accessing this unused TV spectrum would not interfere with existing technology,” according to Eric Hollreiser of Microsoft. He was quick to add, however, that “it is not a precursor to any specific Microsoft product.”

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