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Microsoft to stimulate White Spaces change in rural US Broadband

Single handedly Microsoft is planning to trigger the use of TV White spaces in the US, after more than 7 years of research, the creation of one of a handful of effective spectrum maps to go inside such systems, and experience it has gained in White Spaces deployments, mostly across Africa. Microsoft, along with Google, initiated the idea of TV White Spaces in around 2010, and put in preparatory work in the 2 or 3 years before that. The concern at the time were the threats to Net Neutrality, which Google especially saw as a potential block on its future. This week Brad Smith, Microsoft’s chief legal officer gave a speech and put out the contents as a blog post,…

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