Report: Small Business Benefits of Rural Broadband are Plentiful

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There are many small business benefits of rural broadband, argues ACT – The App Association in a well-researched blog post that cites numerous real-world examples of those benefits. ACT, an association of small technology firms, wrote the blog post to advocate for TV white spaces...Learn More

Echoing Microsoft, House Coalition Asks FCC for Three TV White Space Channels to Target Rural Broadband

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A bi-partisan coalition of 43 Congressional representatives is asking the FCC to reserve at least three TV white space channels in the 600 MHz band to support rural broadband deployments. “We believe that the television white spaces (TVWS) have strong potential to revolutionize broadband internet...Learn More

Microsoft Rural Airband Project Will Partner with Service Providers for Rural Broadband

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Microsoft introduced an interesting initiative today, the Microsoft Rural Airband project. Microsoft will invest an unspecified amount of money with existing rural broadband carriers to bring broadband to 2 million people in rural America by 2022. Microsoft will help fund projects that use TV white...Learn More

Gigabit Libraries Network Announces Five Library TV White Space Broadband Project Awards

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Libraries in five states – Georgia, Maine, Nebraska, South Dakota and Washington – number among a total of nine projects awarded funding and support from the Gigabit Libraries Network (GLN) and San Jose State University’s School of Information (iSchool) to expand the Libraries WhiteSpace Project....Learn More

Libraries TV White Space Project Wins $250,000 Grant

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Oct. 19, 2016 – San Jose, CA – San Jose State University’s School of Information (iSchool) in partnership with the Giga- bit Libraries Network (GLN) announced today they have been awarded a National Leadership Grant of nearly $250,000 from the Institute of Museum and Library...Learn More

Developer: Big Improvements in TV White Spaces Economics Coming Soon

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Will 2016 be the year we finally begin to see a serious uptake in adoption of TV white spaces broadband wireless technology? The answer is yes, according to Jim Carlson, CEO of Carlson Wireless, who told Telecompetitor this week that he expects to see big...Learn More

Rural Operators Could Find Opportunity in CBRS Auction Plans Adopted by FCC

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Rural operators could find it easier to obtain spectrum licenses in the citizens broadband radio service (CBRS) band as the result of CBRS auction plans adopted by the FCC at today’s monthly commission meeting. Previously the FCC had said it would only issue licenses where...Learn More

TV White Space Broadband Speeds Set to Double with 802.22b

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TV white spaces broadband wireless technology is on track to see a doubling in the speeds it can support, now that the IEEE has approved the 802.22b standard. The new version of the point-to-multipoint standard can support speeds of 50 Mbps or more, said Apurva...Learn More

Report: Low-Power WANs for IoT Threaten Cellular Dominance

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Low-power wide area networks (LPWANs) are poised to give traditional cellular networks a run for their money when it comes to machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) connections, according to Beecham Research’s ¨Low Power Wide Area Networks for IoT Applications.¨ From zero in 2015,...Learn More

InventionShare 5by5 Wireless Aims to Improve Rural Wireless Performance, Economics

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Remote rural areas are a key target market for new 5by5 Wireless technology  from a group of technology developers working within InventionShare, which provides inventors with “funding, talent, and processes” and will be the exclusive global agency for the licensing or acquisition of 5by5 Wireless...Learn More

FCC Expands TV White Spaces Spectrum

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Wireless Internet service providers that use TV white spaces technology to provide broadband service to rural areas should be able to operate in some additional spectrum bands as the result of FCC action yesterday – although the WISPs also are likely to lose some current...Learn More

Could Wireless Data and TV Broadcasts Share the Same Channels?

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As mobile data usage continues to skyrocket and as the amount of unused spectrum that is ideally suited for fixed and mobile wireless service dwindles, the telecom industry will need to find new ways of maximizing existing resources. With that in mind, there is some...Learn More

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