google spectrum – wireless everywhere

I’d call it hubris, except that Google actually has an achievable plan to change the entire way that we use wireless spectrum. In years past, of course, we’ve used this same spectrum for broadcast signals — from TV to radio. Yes, yes, I know Google’s proposal is specifically targeting the “white spaces” in this spectrum, but the word from news blogs that have tracked Google’s $4.6 billion attempt to win the 700mHz auction tells us that the “white space” proposal is just another way of getting what Google wanted in the first place. The Googlers want to turn the entire U.S. into one big wireless hot spot — simply by using spectrum that floods us right now (TV white space, etc.), but that carries no useful...

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