The (Hot) Airband Initiative

In 2017, in an effort to secure guaranteed access to free nationwide spectrum, Microsoft announced the “Airband Initiative,” hyped as a plan to address the rural broadband gap. The Initiative relies heavily on unlicensed use of unoccupied channels in the television band, known as TV “white spaces.” At that point, almost 10 years after the … Continue reading The (Hot) Airband Initiative

Broadcast News Hits High-Water Mark During Year of Upheaval

Over the past year, Americans have been glued to their TVs and radios, soaking up information about the pandemic, civil unrest and elections, and broadcasters have delivered the local news they were seeking to stay safe and informed. Broadcast TV and radio stations increased their investment in local journalism in 2020, highlighting the dedication of … Continue reading Broadcast News Hits High-Water Mark During Year of Upheaval