TV tech pioneers secure £150,000 for broadband roll-out
A Sheffield company which is rolling out high-speed broadband to rural areas by using spare capacity on the TV network has secured a £150,000 loan from NPIF Mercia Debt Finance.
Whitespace Technology uses TV frequencies freed up by the switch from analogue to digital television, known as TV whitespace. As the signal can travel long distances over hills, through buildings and trees, it provides connectivity in rural locations and areas such as campuses, or to connect IoT devices in urban areas.
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