Google backs 'white space' wi-fi
"Google is pressing the US government to allow the unlicensed frequencies of TV "white space" to be used for wi-fi. "
Published: 25th March 2008 | Source: Google |
Google backs 'white space' wi-fi:
Google have sent a letter to US government backing the idea of filling the "White Space" with Wireless internet. "White Space" is an unused space between American analogue TV frequencies which google thinks it should be utilized for wire-less internet for everyone. Below is a part of the letter:
"The vast majority of viable spectrum in this country simply goes unused, or else is grossly underutilised," wrote Google's Richard Whitt in the letter.
"Unlike other natural resources, there is no benefit to allowing this spectrum to lie fallow," he added.