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Microsoft requests FCC to use TV White Spaces for Restoration of wireless communications in Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands

Last week Microsoft asked the FCC for Special Temporary Authority to use TV white spaces (TVWS) to restore communications in areas of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands affected by hurricanes Irma and Maria.  (See Backgrounder below for more information). The desktop software and cloud computing giant filed an amendment to add the U.S. […]

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How is the Public Interest Served When Broadcasters Depict Illegal Behavior with No Consequences?

A recent episode of CBS’ hit series, Two Broke Girls, was thought-provoking; thought-provoking in the sense that it made me ponder, “In 2013, what is the public interest with regards to television broadcasters?”  That is, does it serve the public interest when a prime time (8:30/7:30 pm Monday), entertainment television program depicts behavior which is […]

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Google Advocates Unlicensed Spectrum Sharing via TV White Spaces for Wireless Broadband Access

Alan Norman, Principal of Google’s Access Strategy group, presented the company’s plans for wireless broadband using white spaces at a Nov 2nd Wireless Symposium sponsored by Joint Venture Silicon Valley. Mr. Norman joined Google’s Access Strategy team in 2010 and has since worked on a variety of projects and initiatives. Google’s goal is to support […]