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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. thumb.gif
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The KTS Agility White Space Radio
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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.

http://www.linuxfordevices.com/c/a/News/Americas-first-WhiteFi-network-goes-live/?kc=rss
Edited by cayennemist - 1/28/12 at 12:47am
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will be used mostly for municipal functions such as surveillance cameras
Yay! Helping Big Brother spy on us even more. It was supposed to be auctioned off for public MAN use.
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cool, why not. use outdated infrastructure for internet.
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Unused frequencies? Sounds like a great idea to utilize them.
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This is why we moved off analog broadcasts? So we could be monitored? AWESOME!
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LoL, at first I thought this was WiFi for white people.
 
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cool, why not. use outdated infrastructure for internet.

Not really outdated. For the use it is intended for, those kinds of speeds are fine. Sure if it was for home or business broadband you can consider it out of date, but for these purposes, it is fine.
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This is why we moved off analog broadcasts? So we could be monitored? AWESOME!

Man, you guys are over-sensitive. Place cameras anywhere and it is an invasion/bad. You know how many intersections and streets are protected by the use of cameras? Would you rather have a massive increase in civil protection personal or cameras?
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I'd rather keep the analogue tv.

It's more reliable than digital, since it won't completely break up if the signal is weak, just get a little fuzzy. Plus, some people can't use set top boxes, it's too confusing for them.
     
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oh god what i wouldn't give for 1.5 megabit internet and sub-500ms ping.
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