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Dell Offering White Spaces Connectivity With Future Laptops

Nov 07, 2008, 12:35 (0 Talkback[s])
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"FCC regulators voted to open up the unused portion of spectrum from 512 MHz to 698 MHZ that is currently assigned to broadcast television, opening the door to a new opportunity for technology companies.

"Recently Hewlett-Packard, Google, and Dell have all been fighting to open the White Spaces spectrum, thus providing an additional option for broadband wireless for users. Proponents have stated that the TV spectrum is capable of carrying broadband signals a lot farther than Wi-Fi can, and that opening the white spaces will allow the market to be expanded for the new smartphone-like devices."

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