A device made to find and use open areas of the spectrum band has received a failing grade from the Federal Communications Commission.
The companies involved likely don't feel too bad, after all, it was the FCC's idea to begin with. Last December, the commission called for suggestions for wireless devices that would sniff out and use the portions of the spectrum not utilized by TV broadcasters. Thus, the White Space Coalition was born, which includes Dell, EarthLink, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft and Philips Electronics.
Apparently the prototype the coalition submitted didn't cut it. Not only did … Read more