FCC Ok's White Space Devices
Can't believe no one posted this yet....
This will be interesting to follow now that it is approved... hopefully there are devices that will be suitable for in-car use.
The Federal Communications Commission gave its unanimous approval (PDF
) for white space Wi-Fi Tuesday, allowing manufacturers to build unlicensed wireless devices that make use of vacant DTV channels.
While the spectrum will effectively be a free-for-all, white space wireless devices will have to operate under a number of conditions, and will be subject to FCC certification. Devices wishing to use vacant channels of the DTV spectrum must have the ability to scan the spectrum for available frequencies, as well as the ability to geolocate itself and cross-link its location with an internet database of occupied channels.
Hell, I'm just hoping I can finally get broadband where I live