Microsoft’s Bid to Connect Rural America: Send Out Internet in between TV Signals
July 11, 2017
Google has balloons, Facebook has drones, SpaceX has satellites. But Microsoft has a rather more humble plan to overcome the digital divide and take Internet to the sticks.
Bloomberg reports that the company will announce a new initiative Tuesday to beam data into rural communities by inserting it into unused parts of the TV spectrum. The idea is fairly simple: TV channels are broadcast with small gaps between them, known as white space, to avoid interference, and Microsoft (50 Smartest Companies 2017) plans to simply load it with broadband data.
Get the Media Source Newsletter on your smartphone or tablet now!
The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (MB Docket Nos. 19-311, 13-249) asks the industry to share its insights...Posted on November 25, 2019
The state wants to re-label the school as a "community care facility" and put it under heavy regulation by the Department of Social Services.Posted on November 20, 2019
Congress continues to search for a solution to the STELAR debate, with a new bill now circulating...Posted on November 19, 2019
FCC will run auction that will sell 280 MHz for the development of 5G.Posted on November 18, 2019