Google Launches White Space Broadband Website

Google announced today that it is seeking to develop grass roots support for its “white spaces” campaign at the FCC, its lobbying effort to convert some radio airwaves in order to provide wireless broadband access.

The “Free the Airwaves” campaign invites consumers to sign a petition, create their own video testimonials on the subject for posting to YouTube, and to contact their Congressional representatives.


Microsoft, Google and Dell have formed the backbone of a six-partner coalition named the Wireless Innovation Alliance. Their goal is to use the so-called unlicensed “white space” spectrum — partially freed by the migration to digital television — to offer un-served consumers inexpensive Internet access via the airwaves (with these companies obviously providing the hardware, software and most importantly to Google: ads).

More on White spaces at Wikipedia.