Verizon and AT&T aren’t getting the auction they wanted, but they’re not the only one’s upset with the FCC’s auction framework. The rules, however, were a big win for smaller carriers and unlicensed spectrum.
LA stations KLCS and KJLA found that two HD and two SD streams could share the same TV channel. If broadcasters choose to consolidate their airwaves, it could be a boon to the mobile industry.
A new pilot project in LA will test the feasibility of broadcasting consolidating their transmissions onto fewer channels. If it works it could persuade TV stations to part with their airwaves in the upcoming incentive auction.
Google will map street grids, satellite views and even traffic conditions. Now it’s mapping the availability of white spaces, the unused portion of the TV broadcast airwaves that one day could be used for broadband services.