White Spaces

What are white spaces and why does this effect me?

White spaces are unused frequencies that are technically allocated to major broadcasters. They became popular after an FCC ruling in 2008 that allowed for devices to utilize these frequencies as long as they did not interfere with licensed broadcasts. Because digital tv broadcasts are more accurate, the transition from analog to digital tv will open up more white spaces then ever before. Currently, there is a proposition to the FCC to allow for unlicensed use of this spectrum. This would enable the formation of long range broadband internet and other white space innovations that we have become familiar with, such as, microwaves, cell phones, garage door openers, and baby monitors.

We at OMG im on tv have decided to make use of white spaces in an unprecedented way while the future of the remaining analog tv frequencies is being decided.