FCC Approves White Space Devices

Kevin Martin wants to keep his job? Or angling for his next one? Whatever, this whitespace decision should make for some interesting developments: F.C.C. to Open Radio Spectrum (pdf)

Over the objections of television broadcasters and other groups, federal regulators set aside a disputed slice of radio spectrum for public use on Tuesday, hoping it would lead to low-cost, high-speed Internet access and new wireless devices.

The Federal Communications Commission voted 5 to 0 to approve the new use for the unlicensed frequencies, known as white spaces.

See also this NYTimes article from yesterday: Airwaves Battle Pits Dolly Parton Against Google (pdf)