America's first public "WhiteFi" network, leveraging spectrum previously occupied by analog TV channels, has been launched in North Carolina. Running at 1.5 to 3.1 MB/sec., the service will initially be used mostly for municipal functions such as surveillance cameras and transmitting water quality data, according to reports.
This is a very, interesting read.
The KTS Agility White Space Radio
The speed of the Wilmington network has also been impossible to determine from initial coverage, but KTS Wireless claims its Agility White Space Radios run at either 1.5MB/sec. or 3.1MB/sec. Assuming the company hasn't mixed up its bytes and its bits, that's still unimpressive compared to the speed of a Wi-Fi Internet connection; but the upside of the lower frequencies/longer wavelengths used by WhiteFi is much greater range.
Edited by cayennemist - 1/28/12 at 12:47am