By now, most of you probably know that all TV broadcasters will have to switch to digital signals instead of analog by 2009. This means that all of this broadcasting space would become available to use by other services. Until now, regulations prevented anyone else than broadcasters to use this so-called “white-space”. By February 2009, this broadcasting space would be available for other kinds of service providers and Google and Microsoft have their eyes on it.
The idea is to use these networks for Wireless broadcasting of all sorts, including Internet-ready mobile phones and many devices which can benefit from constant internet connections. Dell, HP, Intel, Google, Microsoft and Philips are part of a group which has been working on getting the approval to use the airwaves.