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Wireless Data Taps into TV Spectrum

I love my BlackBerry -- well, I'm not impressed with its Web browsing and the coverage could be better, so "like" is a better word -- especially its ability to tether to my laptop and give me Internet access when I'm on the beach or in a bar (don't tell my boss, OK?).

But while coverage is getting better, there are too many bars and beaches where I can't connect, or get a connection slower than a 300 baud Radio Shack Model 100.

The United Nations (probably as frustrated about this as I am) is hoping to solve this problem, and will now let wireless service providers use parts of the TV spectrum. The goal is to have worldwide wireless data access by 2015. I'm not sure I can wait that long.

Posted by Doug Barney on November 19, 2007 at 11:52 AM


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