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White Spaces and Community Anchor Institutions

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SHLB Coalition 2014 Annual Conference

"Anchor Institutions, Gigabit Networks, Digital Communities" 

The Premier Conference on Anchor Institution Broadband Policy.

 May 7-9th, 2014

Marriott Marquis Hotel in Washington, D.C. 


Wireless #1:

Date: Thursday, May 8th, 2014

Time: 10:00- 11:00 a.m.    

Room: Treasury



White Spaces and Community Anchor Institutions


Session Description:


TV WhiteSpace and CAI's: Hear how libraries, schools and other anchor institutions have begun to utilize this new unlicensed spectrum to support "satellite" wifi access points in their communities. TVWS like WiFi, requires no fees or permissions and has no carrier charges, but unlike WiFi travel miles and pass through buildings, trees and even over hills delivering basic broadband connectivity.




Michael Calabrese, Director, Wireless Future Project, Open Technology Institute at the New America Foundation




Don Means, Principal, Digital Village Associates, and Founder, Gigabit Libraries Network

Michael Daum, Technology Policy Strategist,  Microsoft

Toby Bradley, Network Administrator, Pascagoula, MS School District






Comments (2)

Angela Siefer said

at 9:58 am on May 8, 2014

Toby Bradely said they are not broadcasting to student homes yet because of e-rate restrictions. Discussion about the need for e-rate to allow student home access with e-rate funds, particularly through TV white spaces.

Angela Siefer said

at 10:02 am on May 8, 2014

Toby said Bradley they have 15 Mbps to spread around so they have to carefully schedule use.

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