FCC Order Designates Nine Companies Including Google As TV Bands Database Administrators

Google says "We're one step closer to a world with "super Wi-Fi." In an order released yesterday afternoon, the FCC conditionally designated nine companies, including Google, as administrators for a white spaces database and outlined some important ground rules for its operation."Before inventors can start to introduce new products and services on these airwaves, the […]

Google says "We're one step closer to a world with "super Wi-Fi." In an order released yesterday afternoon, the FCC conditionally designated nine companies, including Google, as administrators for a white spaces database and outlined some important ground rules for its operation."

Before inventors can start to introduce new products and services on these airwaves, the FCC must certify the white spaces databases, which will ensure that different wireless signals don't interfere with each other.

In the coming weeks, the FCC's Office of Engineering and Technology will work with the designated database admins, including real-world testing to ensure that databases provide accurate results. Last year, Google submitted a proposal to build and operate a database, and plan to be involved in the FCC's process moving forward.

Here's the FCC's order:

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