Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Free The Air Waves - We Won!

In August we discussed an opportunity for the "people" - it looked like a ton of bandwidth was going to be freed up with the change to digital tv broadcasts. And a group led by google asked if the government would allow this bandwidth to be used by the public. Kind of like open source bandwidth.
(see the original story).

Anyway - the issue was voted on November 4th, 2008 - and guess what people, we won! WOW! I can't believe this happened, because this bandwidth has the potential to offer amazing services to the masses. One day, I could imagine a world with free, super high bandwidth wi-fi, everywhere. Just stick your uplink into a USB on your laptop. Ding. Check out google founder Larry Page's comments on the google blog.