Wednesday, November 05, 2008

White space spectrum

While the country was voting yesterday on the president, the five FCC commissioners were taking just as significant a vote in Washington -- deciding to open the "white space" between TV channels to new-generation wireless devices.

Newspapers and media organizations in general need to now understand the game has fully changed. Once these devices become available in two years or so (give or take the time for a few expected lawsuits from broadcasters and others), we will be a fully mobile networked society.

This will change the dynamics of peak times on sites, the nature of interactivity, etc. If you think digital has been disruptive so far ...

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