TV White Space

Major figures in the Internet economy have high hopes to use TV White Space (TVWS) frequencies to deliver wireless broadband Internet connectivity over long distances and extended areas -- the so-called "Super Wi-Fi" medium.

Beginning in September 2013 and in association with the Gigabit Libraries Network, UNH BCoE completed a four-month trial of TVWS technology in Durham, N.H., that provided Internet connectivity for two libraries and the UNH InterOperability Laboratory (IOL), a nationally known technology testing facility.

Results of the trial, along with a broader description of TVWS  origins, technology foundation and exclusive financial models for TVWS deployment are published in our white paper: “TVWS Phase 1 Report” It explores early potential of TVWS spectrum as a medium for broadband Internet delivery. In addition the article “Implementing TVWS network: suggested approaches” provides some important “lessons learned” from the Phase 1 deployment and hopefully can provide guidance to an organization deploying a TVWS based network.

UNH BCoE Executive Director Rouzbeh Yassini on the promise of using TV White Space frequencies to extend the range of broadband networks.

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