First Broadband Broadcast Network

    Yesterday in the town of Claudeville, pc. Virginia, earned the world's first open broadband network operating on radio frequencies in the free range of the television spectrum, that is, on the areas between the TV channels ( white spaces ).

    The network runs on Spectrum Bridge technology, this company maintains a database of free radio frequencies, which contains information on hundreds of TV channels.

    The use of television frequencies is an excellent and, perhaps, the only opportunity to deploy a broadband radio communication network on a national scale, because nature has not left us other sections of the spectrum in such a wide range. On TV frequencies, you can provide a higher speed and range of communication compared to conventional WiFi, which is why the new technology is sometimes called WiFi on steroids .

    Of course, representatives of the television industry categorically do not want to share frequencies. They assure that when traffic is transmitted, interference occurs and signal quality deteriorates at the fundamental frequencies. But technology does not stand still, and new radio modems work much cleaner. Microsoft, Google, Intel and several other representatives of the IT industry are in favor of selecting part of the spectrum from television. In November 2008, the new standard was approved by the FCC, subject to the use of modems with a capacity of up to 100 mW in the unlicensed spectrum and up to 40 mW in the spectrum next to the TV channels.

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