Companies lobbying the Federal Communications Commission to access unused spectrum known as "white spaces" won a big victory on Oct. 15 when Chairman Kevin Martin threw his weight behind the proposal, citing findings in an FCC report that was issued the same day, CNET reports. Martin held a press conference with reporters early in the day in which he pledged his support for the use of the white space spectrum and announced that the issue would be up for vote at the FCC's next open meeting on November 4. Martin has long been in favor of opening up additional spectrum...

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