Earlier this month, I posted a story about an FCC report (see FCC OET report supports claims of interference by unlicensed devices) that supported claims of interference to DTV reception by proposed unlicensed wireless broadband devices. Microsoft now says it was due to a bad component in the prototype device. Bloomberg News reports:
... Microsoft said it discovered the broken component during meetings last week with FCC engineers. The company then conducted the same signal tests, in the presence of FCC engineers, on a spare device and found it worked properly, Krumholtz said. ...
Link: Boston Globe.
Also see Glen Dickson's, NAB Issues Preemptive Strike Against Microsoft In White Spaces Battle. Link: Broadcasting & Cable.
Update 14 Aug. 2007:
Two more. Nate Anderson, Microsoft: FCC tested broken white spaces device, neglected backup unit. Link: Ars Technica. Kim Hart, Microsoft Disputes FCC's Rejection of Web Devices That Use TV Airwaves. Link: Washington Post. --Dennis