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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

FCC Greenlights "White Space" Plan

Ok, well in other news...

That pending FCC bandwidth decision I wrote about yesterday that could drastically impact theatres' technical communications? No longer pending.

Over the objections of television broadcasters and other groups, federal regulators set aside a disputed slice of radio spectrum for public use on Tuesday, hoping it would lead to low-cost, high-speed Internet access and new wireless devices.
The Federal Communications Commission voted 5 to 0 to approve the new use for the unlicensed frequencies, known as white spaces.
Oh, how white of them.

Five to zero??? So much for the Broadway League's lobbying clout, up against all of Silicon Valley.

1 comment:

Ken Davenport said...

This was a fight we were destined to lose, and in my opinion, shouldn't have wasted time and money on. We've got our own lobbying to do against the Googles within our industry in order to change some of the archaic practices affecting us TODAY that have a heck of a lot more impact than white noise.