FCC said to be near final plan on "white spaces"

08/31/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

The FCC at its September meeting reportedly may take a vote on a final plan to allow technology companies to deploy wireless devices in unused broadcast spectrum. Broadcasters, concerned about potential disruptions to TV broadcasts and wireless microphone users, are helping the FCC develop "a viable geo-location database that will protect millions of people relying on over-the-air television as well as our news crews that provide live coverage during emergencies and sporting events," according to David Donovan, president of the Association for Maximum Service Television. The FCC didn't comment for this article.

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