Pai: New ‘White Space’ Rules For Rural Broadband Boost

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WASHINGTON, D.C. —The idea of using unlicensed white space devices to deliver wireless broadband services in rural areas has been a topic of discussion for several years, with the NAB among those expressing concern over an idea largely promoted by Microsoft Corp.


However, the desire to bring quality internet connectivity to the most far-flung areas of the U.S. is one of not only consumers, but of the Republican majority at the FCC.

With that in mind, Chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday (2/5) proposed providing “additional opportunities” for unlicensed white space devices to deliver wireless broadband services in rural areas.

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