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Nine companies are bidding to run the US white space database, but only Google plans to give access away for free - which should ensure the race doesn't last long. The FCC plans for exploiting white space - unused TV spectrum - require the creation of a database showing which frequencies are available and where. Nine companies …

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Can we vote on headlines, too? That one was brilliant.

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It's a no-brainer

"Nine companies are bidding to run the US white space database, but only Google plans to give access away for free - which should ensure the race doesn't last long."

Why? Surely there's still eight companies to choose from?

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hang on

Hang on, so they'll be (say) 5 database providers. one of my devices knows about A and B, and the other D and E. So they'll still interfere.

Unless the plan is to have 5 providers on one shared database ? In which, why not have just one ?

Umm ?

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