Radio TowerNah, not likely although the new long-range wireless devices might have an old-time analog throwback to them: the spectrum. Once we finally shut down the analog television signals in 2006 2008 2009, whatever will we do with the extra signal space? There's a definite desire (and need) to beef up availability for emergency workers as some lawmakers have suggested, but there's other needs brewing as well. Organizations such as the National Telecom and Info Association are thinking the new 802.16 wireless standard known as WiMAX could use the 700MHz spectrum currently used by analog TV. We're all for it, especially if it helps us beam HDTV to homes that are otherwise outside of standard over-the-air reaches.
(Thanks Dave!)


Will WiMAX devices have a TV tuner knob?