The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that free airwaves on the television network will be made available for the latest super fast wireless broadband service.
According to tech website eWeek, the US communications regulatory authority has approved of the plan to convert any unused spectrum space belonging to television networks into wireless internet services.
“It will enhance our economy and strengthen our global competitiveness, lead to billions of dollars in private investment and to valuable new products and services - some we can imagine, and many we can't”, chairman of the FCC, Julius Genachowski said after announcing the decision.
According to Genachowski, the airwaves turned vacant when the US employed complete digital version of the TV broadcast system.
The decision has induced excitement among US Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as free airwaves will allow for better signal and the movement of huge amounts of data.
The development is said to be the largest amount of wireless spectrum released in the last two decades.