A great opportunity for a library to bring some level of broadband to the community. If you think you and/or your library are interested you can learn more from the Gigabit Libraries Network. (And if you do become a pilot, please let me know!)
WhiteSpace Pilot Issues Open Call to Libraries
Posted by: BBC Wires @ 4:27 pm
CHICAGO — Libraries and their communities are being asked to join a national pilot to evaluate new regional scale wireless networks using license-free TV band frequencies, called TV white spaces or TVWS. These wide-area networks will be installed and tested for their value in supporting disaster preparedness and in daily service of community, civic, educational, economic, cultural and health goals.
Gigabit Libraries Network (GLN) in partnership with Chief Officers of State Library Agencies (COSLA) announced the open call after the project was named a winner of the Knight News Challenge on Libraries, which awarded a total of $3 million to 22 ideas that provide new tools and approaches to leverage libraries as a platform to build more knowledgeable communities. The challenge is a project of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which promotes more informed and engaged communities.
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Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc