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Government Announces Plan To Open “White Spaces” Spectrum

Industry Minister Christian Paradis announced yesterday that the government is “opening up unused spectrum between TV channels – the so-called “white space” – for licence-exempt applications.” The government consulted on the issue last year. I wrote about white spaces in 2009.

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October 31, 2012 4 comments Must Reads

Government Launches Consultation on White Spaces

Industry Canada has launched a public consultation  on “a Policy and Technical Framework for the Use of Non Broadcasting Applications in the Television Broadcasting Bands Below 698 MHz.”  In plainer language, the consultation focuses on the important issue of licence-exempt white spaces, spectrum that can be freely used by anyone […]

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August 30, 2011 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Digital TV Transition Opens Door to “WiFI on Steriods”

As noted in last week's column, Canada finds itself lagging more than two years behind the United States in the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting, a process that could leave millions of Canadians without access to over-the-air television signals.  While the elimination of "free TV" would spark outrage in many communities, my weekly technology law column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) the most harmful effect of the slow migration will be felt in the competitiveness of Canadian telecommunications, not broadcasting.  

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February 24, 2009 6 comments Columns

Digital Transition Opens Door to ‘WiFi on Steriods’

Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 23, 2009 as Digital Transition Opens Door to 'WiFi on Steroids' Canada finds itself lagging more than two years behind the United States in the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting, a process that could leave millions of Canadians without access to […]

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February 23, 2009 1 comment Columns Archive