Super Wi-Fi goes to college with new government effort

Google, Microsoft and more than 500 colleges and universities are joining the team behind the Gig.U project to create a new partnership designed to bring broadband to rural America using Super Wi-Fi. The plan is to launch six pilot projects by the first quarter.

Congress, please don’t kill white spaces

The spectrum bill that passed the House last night will make any technologist weep. I know the tech community is upset over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), but this bill represents a somewhat geekier threat–killing more unlicensed spectrum.

A database to help the military share its airwaves

The spectrum shortage, backed by scary stats from Cisco, is the rationale for a $39-billion merger the Justice Department is currently fighting. The running narrative is we want to use a ton of data but our airwaves can’t handle it. But what if we shared?

FCC set to trial first database for Super Wi-Fi

Call it what you want, but Super Wi-Fi or white spaces broadband just got a big win today when the FCC approved the first trial using the radio and database needed to deliver the broadband service. the test brings us one step closer to better broadband.