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First White Spaces access point gives grandma the Internet

John Cox, Network World | April 19, 2011
A Houston restaurant worker is the first user of a prototype wireless access point using low frequency signals in the so-called White Spaces between unused UHF digital TV signals.

"I don't think an 802.11 standard or Wi-Fi spec is required to make the White Spaces fly," Mathias wrote. "There are lots of possibilities for those dipping into the cognitive radio waters, and, while rural consumer broadband is an enticing possibility, there are many others: municipal and public-utility services, security (as in alarm services, etc.), surveillance (including video), smart grid, telephony, messaging, machine-to-machine, and many, many more."


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