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Greeting the World's First White Spaces Network

Oct 21, 2009, 22:33 (0 Talkback[s])
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""You are seeing today the first signal that is generated from white spaces I'm told anywhere in the world," said Rick Boucher (D-Va.), the chairman of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet. "I hope whoever told me that was right."

"Boucher was speaking to a small room full of technology and policy wonks here on Capitol Hill, but also to a group of residents of Claudville, Va., the most rural area of his very rural district, who had assembled in the Trinity Christian School and were watching via a video link that ran on the white spaces network.

"Previously, high-speed Internet service was not available in Claudville."

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