White Space
June 2009
switch to
from
analog to
digital
The Spectrum
                   54-806: “white space”        700 MHz: Mobile: Verizon,
                                   ...
FCC Vote 9/22
“We know from experience that
unlicensed spectrum can trigger
unexpected but hugely beneficial
innovation.”
...
Future: WiFi on “steroids”

9x faster
3x stronger
Goes Farther
Device connections
Database mandated



Tests:
  Redmund, VA
  Claudville, VA
  Wilmington, NC
The Internet Of Things
• View this video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfEbMV295
  Kk
WiFi

Current worth:
  $4 billion (total)

Future:
  +$7.3 billion per year
  *New devices
     *Innovation
Helpful Resources
• Google Public Policy Blog: “FCC vote on white spaces lays
  promising”:
  http://googlepublicpolicy.bl...
www.catalystpublicrelations.com
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White Space and the FCC

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White Space and the FCC

  1. 1. White Space
  2. 2. June 2009 switch to from analog to digital
  3. 3. The Spectrum 54-806: “white space” 700 MHz: Mobile: Verizon, AT&T: $20 billion LOW FREQUENCY HIGH FREQUENCY (Long distances) (short distances) http://reboot.fcc.gov/spectrumdashboard/searchSpectrum.seam
  4. 4. FCC Vote 9/22 “We know from experience that unlicensed spectrum can trigger unexpected but hugely beneficial innovation.” “Today's announcement from the FCC is a critical step towards a robust wireless future that will benefit all Americans."
  5. 5. Future: WiFi on “steroids” 9x faster 3x stronger Goes Farther Device connections
  6. 6. Database mandated Tests: Redmund, VA Claudville, VA Wilmington, NC
  7. 7. The Internet Of Things • View this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfEbMV295 Kk
  8. 8. WiFi Current worth: $4 billion (total) Future: +$7.3 billion per year *New devices *Innovation
  9. 9. Helpful Resources • Google Public Policy Blog: “FCC vote on white spaces lays promising”: http://googlepublicpolicy.blogspot.com/2010/09/fcc-vote- on-white-spaces-lays-promising.html • The Economist: “white space wireless”: http://www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2010/09/white -space_wireless • Gigaom: “All You Need to Know About White Spaces Broadband”: http://gigaom.com/2010/09/22/all-you-need- to-know-about-white-spaces-broadband/ • Cnet: “FCC officially frees TV white space spectrum”: http://news.cnet.com/8301-30686_3-20017435-266.html
  10. 10. www.catalystpublicrelations.com

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