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Google Inc. sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission presenting its plans to develop television "white space" - unlicensed and unused TV airwaves - to provide wireless Internet access to the entire U.S.
For some time Google - working with other technology companies including Intel Corp., Philips Electronics NV and Microsoft Corp. - has pressed the FCC to open up the white spaces for unlicensed use in hopes of enabling more widespread, affordable Internet access over the airwaves.
"As Google has pointed out previously, the vast majority of viable spectrum in this country simply goes unused, or else is grossly underutilized," wrote Richard Whitt, Google's Washington telecom and media lawyer in the letter. "Unlike other natural resources, there is no benefit to allowing this spectrum to lie fallow."
Google Pushing FCC For Use of Underutilized Airwaves [online.wsj.com]
Think about it from the amount of traffic generated from this I bet if Google gets it they will give it away boy talking about domination.
This may throw them into if not already classsified as monopoly for real. I know we all talked about it but this just might throw them over the edge.
You have a job today because of google
The problem is that, wireless providers are locking in customers to their network, choking development in the next wave of Internet use, the mobile device.
Imagine, that to access the Internet on your PC, you were forced to sign a 3 year contract, buy/use a particular brand of PC only, and were unable to browse at high speeds because of the prohibitive price of data transfer. That wouldn't fly too high, would it. Actually, if it was like that, G, Y and a ton of other companies wouldn't exits.
Basically, G is flexing it's muscle to wrestle out a bunch of old players holding tight and choking a currently closed market.