FCC’s ‘free’ WiFi proposal generates buzz


home wi-fi wireless network (no wires !)

home wi-fi wireless network (no wires !) (Photo credit: osde8info)

By Brendan Sasso – A front page Washington Post story on Monday drew widespread attention to a Federal Communications Commission proposal to create super-powerful WiFi networks.

A portion of the spectrum will be set aside for unlicensed use. Unlicensed spectrum, which can be used by any company for free, powers technologies such as garage door openers, remote controls and, most importantly, WiFi routers.

The FCC set aside some of the “white spaces” in between TV channels for unlicensed use in 2010, and the current proposal would dramatically expand that effort. more> http://tinyurl.com/a4z8j5b

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