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« on: March 25, 2019, 07:46:49 PM »

FCC Resolves White Spaces Issues
Finalizes tweaks and changes, responds to recon petitions, to White Spaces order.
FROM: TVTECHNOLOGY.COM
John Eggerton
Mar 21, 2019



WASHINGTON—The FCC has sent the signal that allowing the so-called white spaces between TV channels to be used for fixed and mobile wireless devices are ready for prime time.

That came in a report and order adopted Wednesday, March 20. The FCC also resolved a number of petitions to reconsider (recon) the TV White Spaces Order that initially opened up the spectrum to broadband.

Specifically, the FCC finalized its reconsideration proceeding and its database accuracy proceeding so that broadband providers can invest in rural connectivity.

The FCC is permitting the use of white space devices (notably computers), both fixed and mobile, in unused channels, ch. 37, guard bands between broadcast and wireless spectrum and between uplink and downlink spectrum in the 600 MHz band--which they are sharing after the incentive auction.

It is part of the FCC's focus on freeing up more spectrum for advanced wireless and closing the rural digital divide, which computer companies argue "white spaces" play a key role.

Microsoft, Google and other computer companies on one side and the National Association of Broadcasters on the other have been at loggerheads over the issue. Microsoft has been pushing for as much spectrum as possible, saying that remote sensing ...........


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« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2019, 07:49:55 PM »

Microsoft, Google and other computer companies were on one side of this issue and the National Association of Broadcasters on the other.

This is considered a win for the National Association of Broadcasters!

Quote from NAB:  "NAB appreciates the FCC’s decision to strengthen its white spaces rules. Requiring automatic geolocation in white spaces devices will help increase accuracy and protect television viewers from harmful interference.”


NAB: The Voice for America's Radio and Television Broadcasters


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