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Web Giants Score Wi-Fi Win On Capital Hill

  • Re/code, Friday, May 16, 2014 12:13 PM
While FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was laying out his Net neutrality proposal, this week, Web giants like Google and Microsoft got something they’ve long lobbied for unsuccessfully. They “sneaked through a huge victory when the agency agreed to set aside up to three channels of TV airwaves for unlicensed use,” Re/Code reports. “Most airwaves can only be used by companies or parties that hold exclusive licenses; unlicensed airwaves can be used by anyone … Wi-Fi networks run on unlicensed airwaves, and tech companies have been trying for years to get more set aside for more powerful Wi-Fi networks.”

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