As part of its drive to offer Internet access to more and more people in the U.S., Google has been working closely with the FCC to make a public TV whitespace database available to all. The search giant started a test program a couple of months back, and now the FCC has finally approved of its use. This means that Google can finally begin operating this database which will be accessible to the public.
This whitespace database is primarily a system that will support unlicensed radio devices that transmit on unused spectrum channels in the wireless bands normally used by broadcast TV. It is required that all unlicensed TV radio devices connect with the database system first, in [...]