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NuroSlam

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How about pirate radio in the white spaces?
« on: December 28, 2008, 11:42:33 AM »

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I will do a longer tirade about white spaces in a few days. For now I want to reprint a letter I got from Stephen Dunifer, a spectrum radical and promoter of free radio. For now, lets think about public interest. Notice that the lower VHF band, the TV channels 2 through 6 are now sort of unloved. The phone and data companies thought they could rip these frequencies from the broadcasters, but then they realized the low frequencies require a large antenna that would make them useless for high-dollar mobile service. It turns out that there is an actual public service proposal on the table. It does not come from any high-dollar multinational corporation. It comes from Stephan Dunifer, a Berkeley radical and proponent of free radio, disparagingly called pirate radio by many people. Stephen wrote me:

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http://www.edn.com/blog/1700000170/post/60038406.html
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Re: How about pirate radio in the white spaces?
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009, 01:17:32 AM »

The technology to stream your favorite show and listen anywhere via iPhone, will make the white space less appealing. Bandwidth will go up, coverage will go up, variety will go up, and price will go down. Content will be king and advertizing will pay the bills. My children will regard FM as I regard teletype.
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