Google Pushes White Space, Says Free the AirWaves

On Monday Google launched a new advocacy campaign, Free The Airwaves, an effort by the company to get some traction around white spaces, the tiny slivers of spectrum that reside in the 700 MHz band spectrum vacated by analog television’s switch to digital transmissions. Google has been lobbying hard to get this spectrum unlicensed and make it open to all unlicensed devices. While I am all for more and easier broadband for the masses, I cannot miss the irony that a search monopoly that is printing money wants access to more free spectrum so it can eventually start printing more money by getting more search traffic.

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