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Latest White Space device didn't fail FCC tests

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 22 Feb 2008 0:00 User comments (8)

Latest White Space device didn't fail FCC tests According to backers of controversial new devices that would make use of the so-called "white spaces" between DTV broadcasts for wireless networking, FCC testing of their latest submission isn't the complete failure that's been reported. Although it's true that the first device, which was tested many months ago, did cause interference with licensed frequencies due to a malfunction, a report from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) apparently exxagerated the problems with the new device.
In fact, according to Ed Thomas of the White Space Coalition the new device being tested has indeed failed, but not in terms of the test. Rather it's had a power failure that has halted testing, but he says at no time did it interfere with surrounding frequencies.

Thomas, during a press briefing, said the NAB was engaged in "rhetoric" designed to complicate the FCC's device testing."Let this be based on science, not politics," Thomas said of the ongoing testing at the FCC. "Let the facts prevail."

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8 user comments

122.2.2008 1:15
WierdName
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Stupid. If it didn't interfere, why say it did? Just gives you bad credit when people later find out what you said was just a big fat lie.

222.2.2008 2:11

I would like to see where this goes. It theoretically makes wifi internet available everywhere, but will it be free or paid for is the question.

322.2.2008 3:50

Originally posted by WierdName:
Stupid. If it didn't interfere, why say it did? Just gives you bad credit when people later find out what you said was just a big fat lie.
Did you actually read the article?

422.2.2008 9:31

Originally posted by 21Q:
I would like to see where this goes. It theoretically makes wifi internet available everywhere, but will it be free or paid for is the question.

i'll bet on paid

522.2.2008 14:03

If this frequency were to culminate, it would be great if it provided a free broadcast for service providers. This would translate into cheap internet access without having to pay an additional connection service charge for all consumers. Most laptops have internal wifi modems but cannot use them everywhere only at hotspots and home networks. Nextel provides broadband internet but you have to buy the add on modem card. Why would I need to buy that card if my laptop already has a wireless modem? I dont what to be restricted to just my home network or have to deal with others at a caf looking for a place to sit and recharge my battery. I hope the FCC does approve this new technology.

622.2.2008 21:04
WierdName
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Quote:
Originally posted by WierdName:
Stupid. If it didn't interfere, why say it did? Just gives you bad credit when people later find out what you said was just a big fat lie.
Did you actually read the article?
I was referring to the NAB report.

724.2.2008 13:29

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89.4.2008 23:22

I don't get why this white space is such a big deal.

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