Mark Gimein writes:
... Look at a chart of how the airwaves are divided, and you'll see sections devoted to radio, TV, cell phones, police radios, and other devices, each of which has its own band of frequencies. Policymakers have talked about allocating those frequencies more efficiently. Reducing the space given over to TV by moving to digital broadcasts has been one key aim. ¶ Now Michael Calabrese, a vice-president at the New America Foundation, a liberal Washington think tank, has advanced a new plan to use some of the wireless spectrum. It qualifies as one of the most promising and innovative ideas in communications. The idea: to open up "white space"—unused frequencies between TV channels—for unlicensed use to anybody who wants to put up a transmitter. ...
I've been hoping for a "middle way" (see Interference to DTV reception by unlicensed devices). --Dennis