Topic: TV White Spaces (TVWS)
Rise Broadband is seeing progress in the TV white space (TVWS) arena as well as in the 60 GHz band to offer high broadband speeds to rural homes.
Microsoft has increased the number of rural Americans it wants to reach with its Airband initiative to 3 million.
Microsoft’s Airband effort appears to be gaining steam through the company’s steady announcements of additional carrier and vendor participants.
Microsoft’s Rural Airband Initiative now includes 23 projects in 15 states.
Microsoft applied for a Special Temporary Authority (STA) to support restoration efforts in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Staying true to its mission, Microsoft continues to beat the drum for TV white spaces.
The National Translator Association (NTA) says free over-the-air TV broadcast service should not be "destroyed" by Microsoft's White Space plan.
The TV white spaces (TVWS) debate is cranking back up again.
Microsoft today will unveil a proposal to help form a $10 billion public/private initiative to provide wireless broadband to rural users in the U.S.
Microsoft filed the requisite paperwork with the FCC to modify an existing license and continue using unlicensed TV white space spectrum to study its use for precision agricultural applications.