[FoRK] Using TV airwaves for internet

Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> on Sun Mar 18 13:09:05 PDT 2007

On 3/18/07, Luis Villa <luis at tieguy.org> wrote:
> On 3/18/07, Lucas Gonze <lucas.gonze at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Anybody know what the difference is between this spectrum and other
> > portions?  Why head for the range normally used for audiovisual?
>
> Presumably because it is about to be vacated. The article mentions
> slipping it in the currently unused spaces, but that will be all of it
> by the time this is ready to go live.

Provocative answer, Luis.

Where I live these days, there are no functional over-the-air
television transmissions.  It's cable or netflix.  The spectrum
allocated to OTA is not being used effectively enough to count as
being used at all.

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