NFL Supports Spectrum Bill to Protect Wireless Mics

The NFL has thrown its support toward those strongly backing the bill to protect wireless microphones from interference with unlicensed wireless services.

These wireless mics share bandwidth with TV stations and, since the FCC approved their use in the so-called white spaces between channels, with unlicensed wireless devices including laptops and so-called smart radios.

According to Broadcasting & Cable, the bill (HR 4353) would allow various venues that use wireless mics, including stadiums and arenas, to register as part of a geo-location database of places that unlicensed devices must steer clear of as they seek out spectrum to use.

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