Google: Push toward Super WiFi continues

Google: Push toward Super WiFi continues

Summary: A vision to turn the unused white space of wireless airwaves into a "Super WiFi" is one step closer toward becoming reality.In a blog post today, Google said it is one of nine companies that the FCC this week named as administrators for a white spaces database.

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A vision to turn the unused white space of wireless airwaves into a "Super WiFi" is one step closer toward becoming reality.

In a blog post today, Google said it is one of nine companies that the FCC this week named as administrators for a white spaces database. From the Google post:

Before inventors can start to introduce new products and services on these airwaves, the FCC must certify the white spaces databases, which will ensure that different wireless signals don’t interfere with each other. In the coming weeks, the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology will work with the designated database administrators, including real-world testing to ensure that databases provide accurate results.

Last year, Google - which has pushed to be a key player in the discussions - submitted a proposal to build and operate a database. At the time, the company said it wants to be involved because "we continue to be big believers in the potential for this spectrum to revolutionize wireless broadband, and we think it's important for us to step forward and offer our assistance to make that vision a reality."

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Topics: Mobility, Google, Government, Government US, Networking, Wi-Fi

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  • All the jockeying for white space seems lost

    Google *should* consider buying LightSquared, yes?<br><br>h-t-t-p://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LightSquared<br><br>Press release:<br>h-t-t-p://lightsquared.com/pdf/LightSquared_pressRelease.pdf<br><br><i>"LightSquared will be a disruptive force in the U.S. wireless landscape by democratizing wireless broadband services..."</i>
    Dietrich T. Schmitz, ~ Your Linux Advocate
  • RE: Google: Push toward Super WiFi continues

    I'm usally a cynacal anti-google basher. However, if they can make this happen they should. Of course, the privacy patroll must be on guard 24/7 365.
    eargasm
    • RE: Google: Push toward Super WiFi continues

      @windozefreak

      But, Google is constantly looking for new ways to spy on people's activities on the internet. This would just be one more filament in their spynet web.
      jorjitop
  • RE: Google: Push toward Super WiFi continues

    The wired world continues to ignore the minority who suffer terribly from electromagnetic frequency sensitivity who are being assaulted from all sides. I have two friends who suffer from this and there is almost no place they can go in this electrified world. Google the BioInitiative Report wherein international scientists have reviewed all the research are warn of the heatlh dangers.
    wandab12
  • RE: Google: Push toward Super WiFi continues

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