West Virginia University transforming unused TV channels into Wi-Fi networks

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Good news, students and staff of West Virginia University: Your campus connectivity is about to improve drastically.

WVU is turning unused television spectrum into Wi-Fi networks, the university announced this week. The Wi-Fi networks will operate on spectrum vacated when area TV networks made the digital transition. That move left behind so-called "white spaces," spectrum designated for a particular purpose nationally, like TV — but are unused locally.

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