TV white spaces use is one step closer; Open Internet proposal will be reviewed by Microsoft

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission established a portion of the regulatory framework needed to foster development of a domestic commercial market for unlicensed devices operating in the TV white spaces, writes Paul Mitchell, general manager of Microsoft’s Technology Policy Group.

TV white spaces are unused frequencies in the wireless spectrum band that could be made available for wireless broadband. Microsoft “intends to fully engage in the FCC’s rule making processes to support the growing role spectrum plays in our communications networks and as a key driver of our innovation economy,” Mitchell writes on Microsoft on the Issues.

Microsoft also looks forward to reviewing the FCC’s Open Internet proposal and “engaging the Commission during the course of the proceeding to find the best way to adopt meaningful net neutrality rules.”

Read Mitchell’s full post on Microsoft on the Issues.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff