Those channels of static that compose the majority of the TV band in most locales have been put to good use in one Virginia town.
The first public white spaces network officially launched on Wednesday in Claudville, Virginia. It is uses sensing technology from Spectrum Bridge with software and Web cams supplied by Microsoft and PCs supplied by Dell. The project was funded the TDF Foundation. (Network World)
This is a step in the right direction, but far too little and very late. The airwaves belong to the public, not to the revolving door elites in Washington DC or the wireless cartel that they serve. We need rules that grant this spectrum to the public to use as it sees fit before some enterprising bureaucrat develops another auction scheme.