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Google has been named as one of the nine companies the US Federal Communications Commission has selected to administer the database necessary for the management of unused broadcast-television bandwidth known as "white space". The FCC's order also provides pages of guidelines about how the database should be used locality-by- …

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given Googles great track record on being neutral and not abusing things in the wifi spectrum is this a case of setting the wolf to guard the sheep?

unless there is something woefully wrong with the selection process how is it that they have ended up in such a position of power without an equally heavyweight partner to moderate their tone?

I know folks would scream and curse but imagine if this was Microsoft (who actually have experience operating in this area - they operate a network in whitespace already - http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/projects/knows/deployment.aspx

I'm not saying Google shouldn't be involved but given they are what measures are in place to stop them totally abusing this system for their own benefit?

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