Wireless Innovation Alliance Statement on FCC Authorizing White Space Database Service
Mar. 4, 2013  |   Wireless Innovation Alliance

The following statement may be attributed to the Wireless Innovation Alliance in response to the FCC’s Public Notice authorizing white space database administrators to provide service to white space devices nationwide.

The members of the Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA) applaud the FCC’s recent announcement, authorizing approved white space database systems to provide service to TV white space devices nationwide. White space databases are vital to ensuring the most efficient use of spectrum by ensuring white space devices only operate on available channels so licensed services are protected.

This is the latest in a series of moves made by the Commission to encourage the more efficient use of our nation’s airwaves. We thank the FCC for its continued support of white space and unlicensed technologies and look forward to working together to make additional unlicensed spectrum resources available to American consumers and innovators to the benefit of our economy.

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Today the FCC released a proposal to make 150MHz of mostly federally held spectrum in the 3.5GHz band available to share between government, "priority access licensees," and other "general authorized access users." More
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The Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA) is a broad-based group of innovators, providers, consumer groups, think tanks and education organizations that believe that more efficient use and expanded access to the nation’s spectrum resources are fundamental to the future of U.S. economic policy and global competitiveness, and that we face potential spectrum scarcities in both licensed and unlicensed bands that must be addressed in order for innovation and investment to move forward.
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