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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
March 20 , 2006
(202) 289-8928

The "White Space": What to Do With It
PFF Hosts Event this Friday on Spectrum White Space

WASHINGTON D.C. - Broadcast white space is spectrum that is used by broadcasters as a buffer against interference. Legislation circulating in the U.S. Senate would designate this white space in the broadcast spectrum for unlicensed uses, primarily to facilitate the spread of wireless broadband. Is this the most efficient use for this valuable spectrum? This question, and alternative uses for broadcast white space, will be addressed at a Congressional Seminar this Friday, March 24th. Speakers, to be announced in the upcoming days, will discuss current legislative proposals and possible alternative uses for spectrum white space.

"The 'White Space': What to Do with It," will be held this Friday from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm in Room B-340 of the Rayburn House Office building. Lunch will be served. Please note that this event was re-scheduled and was originally slated for April, 28th. Those interested in attending can register here. Media queries should be directed to Amy Smorodin at 202-289-8928 or Others should contact Marie Ryan at 202-289-8928 or

Recently, the Digital Age Communications Act Project New Spectrum Policy Working Group released a report on spectrum reform, available on the PFF website. The report suggests that allocation based on property rights would promote the most efficient use of spectrum.

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