This new standard for Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRANs) takes advantage of the favorable transmission characteristics of the VHF and UHF TV bands to provide broadband wireless access over a large area up to 100 km from the transmitter. Each WRAN will deliver up to 22 Mbps per channel without interfering with reception of existing TV broadcast stations, using the so-called white spaces between the occupied TV channels.
IEEE, the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for humanity that is, noted that this technology will be “especially useful” in less densely populated areas, developing countries, and other locations where most vacant television channels can be found. They’re there – let’s use em!
What if it’s true? It seems much, much too good to be true, doesn’t it? It’s the inexpensive means of getting data we’ve always dreamed of. Just think of only spending $60 a month (or however much it costs near you) for data both in and outside your home, unlimited data, data you’d otherwise have to pay twice as much for on a network that might just as well be cut out of the equation altogether? The facts are here, the news release is plain and simple, but something tells me this tech might never see the light of day – what do you think?