Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Power and Potential of the Unlicensed Economy (Video Recording)

Watch the recorded video presentation from the July 11th event - "The Power and Potential of the Unlicensed Economy"

Spectrum Bridge was proud to have Peter Stanforth, CTO, participate in the discussion topics.

This event brought together application developers, chip manufacturers, database developers, investors, academics and policymakers to discuss both the recent developments and future potential for the unlicensed spectrum ecosystem, including:

•   Using Unlicensed Spectrum to Expand the Reach and Decrease the Cost of Broadband
•   Unlicensed Spectrum as a Technology Innovation Platform
•   Opportunities and Activity in the Global Marketplace
•   And.....the First Unlicensed Technology Meet-Up
Co-Hosted by the Center for Internet and Society, Engine Advocacy and GigaOm
See agenda here

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Latest Spectrum Bridge recognition - SPIFFY Award nominee

Friday, July 13, 2012

Listen to "The Power & Potential of the Unlicensed Economy" radio cast

Following Monday's broadcast that highlighted a real-world broadband application of TV white space technology, host Craig Settles conducts interviews at the conference "The Power and Potential of the Unlicensed Economy." This conference explored the role of unlicensed spectrum in our economy and the future of innovation in the U.S.

Cutting through marketing hype and tech jargon, interviews with Harold Feld, Sr. VP and Legal Director of the public advocacy group Public Knowledge and Edgar Figueroa, President and CEO of WiFi Alliance, help broadband stakeholders and supporters understand the value TV white spaces offer.

Listen to the radio cast now

Listeners will learn:
  • how white spaces and other unlicensed spectrum can make broadband cheaper and faster to deploy in some communities
  • why "Super WiFi" is not the best way to describe this technology
  • what kinds of applications to expect from networks built using unlicensed spectrum

Learn more about TV White Space at

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

White Space Broadband Initiative Gets a Kick Start at College Campuses

New Group Wants to Bring White-Space Broadband To Rural Colleges

A new partnership plans to bring wireless broadband to rural college communities over the unused spectrum between licensed television stations that are …

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Super Wi-Fi Gets Off the Ground

TV white space key to AIR.U rural ambitions
The payroll-tax extension bill signed into law in February included a provision allowing the FCC to continue allocating TV white space for unlicensed broadband use. However, it also set in motion plans for an incentive auction in which TV broadcasters ...