On November 4, 2008, by a vote of 5-0, the Federal Communications Commission agreed to free the unused TV airwaves for unlicensed public use.
This is a tremendous victory for Internet users.
Thanks and congratulations to the more than 20,000 of you who signed the Free the Airwaves petition to the FCC. This historic vote would not have been possible without your effort.
To understand what this could mean for public wifi access, listen to Minnie Ingersoll of Google.
More at Google blog.