The use of TV white spaces (TVWS) — the unused spectrum in between TV channels — has brought telehealth services to residents in Logan, OH, broadband access to a remotely located elementary school in Claudeville, VA, and a smart grid to Plumas County, CA. Meanwhile more than 25 percent of people living in rural United States lack access to broadband, according to the latest figures from the FCC. With COVID-19 only further exacerbating the impacts of digital divide, further regulatory guidance is needed to make TV white space technology part of the solution for connecting currently underserved consumers at price points appropriate for large rural and remote populations.

You can read this article at The Economic Standard.