FCC approves White Space project for Wilmington

Published: Dec. 23, 2011 at 4:22 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 28, 2011 at 8:25 PM EST
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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Federal Communications Commission has given its approval for the first group to move ahead with a "white space" service.

Spectrum Bridge, Inc. will launch its TV White Space platform next month in Wilmington.

The platform will give wireless broadband service providers access to white space frequencies.

Since Wilmington was the first television market to transition to digital TV in the country, the area was seen as a potential launching market for the White Space project as well.

The network will be installed at Hugh MacRae Park.  It should extend wireless networks beyond the park's area, giving people enhanced Wi-Fi service.

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