Google Pushing FCC To Free Airwaves After Digital Switch

August 19, 2008

Google has launched the first public advocacy campaign, as they are pushing the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to Boston (ChattahBox) – Google has launched the first public advocacy campaign, as they are pushing the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to “free the airwaves” after the switch from analog to digital TV is complete next February.

The FCC is trying to decide what they will end up doing with open radio airwaves next year.

They will be open after the TV industry makes the switch from analog to digital broadcasting in the middle of February 2009.

Google wants the FCC to open up this white space, or unlicensed airwaves, to help expand Wi-Fi and allow broadband internet to reach more people.

Google has already garnered support from public interest groups, as the “Free the Airwaves” campaign continues to move forward.


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