Beset with preliminary technical woes and a lack of political
traction in Congress and at the Federal Communications Commission, a
new organization started up on Dec. 12 to promote the unlicensed use of
interference buffer spectrum between television channels.
The Wireless Innovation Alliance, a coalition of technology
companies, public interest advocates, think tanks and higher education
groups, said it hopes to work with Congress and the FCC to develop
regulations for the use of the spectrum known as "white spaces."