- UNH WhiteSpace Consortium
Open Technology Institute / New American Foundation
Keener Law Group
U. New Hampshire/
Broadband Center of Excellence
Libraries WhiteSpace Pilot project will examine how integrating these two unlicensed open wireless communication technologies can benefit library users by combining the near universal compatibility of wifi with the range and penetrating capabilities of WhiteSpace devices.
"In 2010 the Commission created a new spectrum sharing paradigm by enabling unlicensed devices to access unused spectrum between broadcast television channels the TV whitespaces. Unlicensed spectrum is an integral component of the wireless ecosystem. Aggregate capacity of the world's Wi-Fi networks, which use unlicensed spectrum, is 28 times greater than the capacity of the world's 3G and 4G networks, which use licensed airwaves."
Ruth Milkman, Chief
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, FCC - Jun 14, 2013