Many families and businesses in rural
Wireless@Virginia Tech is testing new technologies that will make it possible for high-speed Internet to reach more homes and businesses through a project called the "Spectrum Management Research Testbed - Self-Sustaining Broadband Network."
In traditional broadband Internet access by wireless internet service providers, the more end users, the faster the infrastructure costs can be recovered and a profit can be realized.
However, rural areas have a lower population density, which gives little incentive for service providers to build in those areas. The lack of broadband limits business and education growth for the region.
Over the past several years, the government has made additional radio frequency spectrum available for sharing between government, commercial, and public wireless systems. One of the benefits will be the availability of new spectrum for wireless Internet service providers to improve broadband Internet access in rural areas.
Wireless@Virginia Tech has developed technologies that will permit service providers to generate additional revenue by providing mobile spectrum sharing testbed services to government and industry members.
The revenue created through research and development activities will effectively provide more "end users" for the infrastructure and lower broadband service costs needed to make "last mile" broadband more viable.
Wireless@Virginia Tech has the technical lead on this project, and will partner with two non-profit organizations,
The leaders at Wireless@Virginia Tech for the testbed project are
This project can provide higher performance, and cost effective broadband in areas where it is unavailable. It will also generate jobs to manage and support these mobile stations.
Dietrich and Roeder have received a grant of
Wireless@Virginia Tech was officially launched in 2006 with seed money from the
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