SHLB Welcomes Chairman Pai’s Proposal to Promote TV White Spaces Use
February 05, 2020


For Immediate Release

Alicja Johnson
Communications Manager
SHLB Coalition

Washington, D.C. (February 5, 2020) - Today Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai proposed updating the rules for unlicensed TV white space (TVWS) devices. The proposed rule changes would allow TV white space devices to connect people at a greater distance.

“By proposing to remove barriers to TVWS broadband deployment, Chairman Pai is empowering anchor institutions to address the digital divide and connect their users where they are,” said John Windhausen Jr., executive director of the Schools, Health & Libraries Broadband (SHLB) Coalition. “School districts in Halifax County and Charlotte County, Virginia are already using TVWS technology to provide internet service to underserved students so that they can do their homework. This proposal could open the door for even more anchors to do the same.”


About SHLB:
The SHLB Coalition is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) advocacy organization that supports open, affordable, high-quality broadband connections for anchor institutions and their surrounding communities. The SHLB Coalition is based in Washington, D.C. and has a diverse membership of commercial and non-commercial organizations from across the United States. To learn more, visit

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