Friday, October 1, 2010

WiFi on Steroids

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On September 23, the Federal Communications Commission approved new rules allowing so-called white space spectrum to be used for what has come to be called "WiFi on steroids." White spaces refer to radio airwaves that are not used by broadcasters. According to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski, the opening up of this spectrum will provide a major "platform for innovators and entrepreneurs." What are likely to be some of the first uses of this technology? What impact will the rules have on wireless operators and on companies such as Microsoft, Dell and Google, which have been pushing the FCC to implement the new rules? Wharton legal studies and business ethics professor Kevin Werbach, who has been working closely with the FCC on its latest action and other initiatives, answers these questions during an interview with Knowledge@Wharton.

Continue story, including video discussion: What the New FCC Rules Will Mean for Wireless Users

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