FCC’s Bad Record – Second Blunder in As Many Days

In another blunder, nothing new for this area of the government, the FCC has stricken down the Whitespace Coalition’s proposals for interchannel, intraband propagation of internet in the television frequencies.

The excuse given is that interference would result, which is reported as in conflict with the studies put forth by the Coalition.

This comes on the heels of the FCC rejection of the Google advice on sale and treatment of the bandwidth freed by the forced move to digital transmission of terrestrial commercial television.

More on the decision

More on the Whitespace Coalition

 

The FCC is so integral to many of the ways we interact with any non-written media in this country, and as such requires greater scrutiny.

 

[tags] FCC, Google, Whitespace Coalition, internet delivery, digital television broadcasting, February 17, 2009 [/tags]