The most surprising aspect of a recent story relating to Television Broadcast Whitespace (Television Broadcasting Incumbents Launch Pre-emptive Advertising Strike Against Portable Whitespace Devices) was that Television Broadcasters appear to be supportive of license-exempt Whitespace communications:
We also believe that there are ways to utilize spectrum through fixed systems that can offer the advantages of broadband to rural consumers without threatening viewers who rely on over-the-air television. - Excerpt from a letter by National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and Association For Maximum Service Television (MSTV) to FCC Chairman Martin.
At most, I expected grudging acceptance by television broadcasters of the concept of License-exempt Television Broadcast Whitespace communications, with minimal cooperation. But, from the posting below, that actually isn't the case. But I was still hardpressed to believe "active" cooperation regarding Television Broadcast Whitespace until I had seen television broadcast organizations state that they "embrace" such a concept, in documents that are on official record. So, the posting below assumes new relevance, and explains that, with 802.22, not just why television broadcasters "aren't afraid" of License-exempt Television Broadcast Whitespace communications... but perhaps more importantly, how such communications will work and not interfere with continuing television broadcasting.
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