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Undergraduate research paper presented at international conference
ECE seniors Erica Chen and Ethan Heng, together with ECE grad student Sharan Naribole, co-authored the paper “LiRa: a WLAN architecture for Visible Light Communication with a Wi-Fi Uplink,” which has been accepted for presentation at the upcoming IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communication and Networking (SECON) 2017. All three students are members of ECE department chair Edward Knightly’s research group.
Rice Engineering-April 11, 2017

Expanding Wi-Fi beyond our current bandwidth
Houston ChronicleOct 26, 2016
Electrical engineer Edward Knightly wants to connect the world. Since 2004, he has worked with the Houston nonprofit Technology For All to …

В стенах университета Райс создана новая радиоимпульсная …
и-Маш. Ресурс Машиностроения.-Oct 21, 2016
… из существующих коммуникационных парадигм” – рассказывает Эдвард Найтли (Edward Knightly), профессор из университета Райс.

System Bits: Oct. 18
SemiEngineering-Oct 18, 2016 Rice University engineering researchers Aydin Babakhani (left) and Edward Knightly are taking a page from the radio inventor Guglielmo …

En la búsqueda de enviar 1 terabit por segundo
unocero (blog)-Oct 16, 2016… permitirá un nuevo conjunto de aplicaciones y de nuevos paradigmas en la comunicación”, dice Edward Knightly, otro de los investigadores.

Marconi Inspires Rice University Design For 1-Terabit Wireless
RF Globalnet (press release)-Oct 14, 2016
… new set of wireless applications and communication paradigms,” said Edward Knightly, professor and chair of Rice’s Department of Electrical …

NSF Awards $12 Million For Radio Spectrum And Wireless …
RF Globalnet (press release)-Oct 14, 2016
Terabit-per-second Scale Networking: Design to Field Trials, Lab to Tower — Edward Knightly, Rice University. Blind Source Separation with …

Marconi inspires Rice design for 1-terabit wireless
Phys.Org-Oct 11, 2016
Rice University engineering researchers Aydin Babakhani (left) and Edward Knightly are taking a page from the radio inventor Guglielmo …

In quest for one terabit per second wireless, radio returns to its roots
New Atlas-Oct 11, 2016
… radio will enable an entirely new set of wireless applications and communication paradigms,” says Edward Knightly, the principal investigator …

Pulse-radio technology design for 1-terabit wireless
Next Big Future – ‎Oct 11, 2016‎
“Breaking the terabit-per-second barrier with radio will enable an entirely new set of wireless applications and communication paradigms,” said Edward Knightly, professor and chair of Rice’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and …

Радиокоммуникации достигли «лазерных» скоростей
Компьютерное Обозрение-Oct 12, 2016
Новая система, разработанная Бабахани вместе с Эдвардом Найтли (Edward Knightly), повторяет конструкцию Маркони, однако …

莱斯大学开发出速率达1-Tbps的无线传输系统
cnBeta-Oct 12, 2016
项目首席研究者Edward Knightly表示:“打破Tbps无线传输的边界,将开创出一套全新的无线应用和通信模式”。 Edward Knightley是这项研究的首席 …

Marconi inspires Rice University design for 1-terabit wireless
Rice wireless researchers are taking a page from radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi to create the first laser-free, wireless system capable of delivering 1 terabit of data per second. Aydin Babakhani, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, and Edward Knightly, department chair and professor of electrical and computer engineering and professor computer science, are quoted.
Science & Technology Research News

An Advanced Wireless Research Initiative
The White House Administration announces an Advanced Wireless Research Initiative. The Obama Administration is announcing new steps to maintain U.S. leadership and win the next generation of mobile technology with the launch of a $400 million Advanced Wireless Research Initiative led by the National Science Foundation (NSF). A video was presented by the National Science Foundation at the White House sponsored Advanced Wireless Research Initiative event in Washington DC highlighting collaborative research between Rice University, Technology for All, and Baylor College of Medicine.
The White House

Advanced Wireless Technology & Healthcare Applications for the Under-served, Under-resourced Community
Rice University Video

NSF Leads Federal Effort to Boost Advanced Wireless Research
A photo of Rice University’s Argos Network for the $2.4 million collaborative NSF grant won by Rice researchers Lin Zhong, Edward Knightly, and Ashu Sabharwal is featured on the NSF website announcing the new White House initiative.
National Science Foundation

Rice research featured during White House announcement of new wireless initiative. 
Edward Knightly, professor and department chair of electrical and computer engineering and director of the Rice Wireless Network Group, appears in the video and attended the White House ceremony in Washington, DC. 
Rice University News and Media

UHF Wi-Fi: A way to maximize bandwidth
The underutilized UHF band is perfect for wireless data and can carry for miles and is not blocked by walls or trees, researchers at Rice University said. Edward Knightly, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted. Graduate student Xu Zhang is mentioned.
Bloomberg Business
http://bloom.bg/1hQdJ9S

How new ‘white space’ rules could lead to an urban super-Wi-Fi
The underutilized UHF band is perfect for wireless data and can carry for miles, not blocked by walls or trees, researchers at Rice University said. Edward Knightly, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, and graduate student Xu Zhang are mentioned.
Computer World
http://bit.ly/1PvEpbe

NSF Science Now: Episode 36
Edward Knightly, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is featured for the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over UHF channels during active TV broadcasts, which was developed by Rice engineers.
Science360.gov (This appeared on the home page.)
http://1.usa.gov/1N7AR0p

University Tests Wireless Data Transfer Over Active TV Channels
To demonstrate that wireless service providers can use the ultra high frequency (UHF) spectrum without interfering with television broadcasters, engineers at Rice University developed a technology for transmitting data over active TV channels.
In Compliance Magazine

System Does Wi-Fi in Occupied TV Channels
Internet providers have been hoping to get their hands on precious low frequency UHF channels unused by broadcast TV. But maybe they can share those that are still in use.Engineers at Rice University in Houston, Tex., created the first device that allows wireless Internet in a UHF channel that is already occupied by a TV broadcast.
IEEE Spectrum

Rice University Tests WiFi Over Active TV Channels
Rice University engineers have demonstrated the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over UHF channels during active TV broadcasts.
EverythingRF

Rice University’s WATCH transmits data in TV white spaces without disturbing active broadcasts
Researchers at Rice University have successfully demonstrated a system that can transmit wireless data over television white space (TVWS) during active broadcasts.
FierceWirelessTech
http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/story/rice-universitys-watch-transmits-data-tv-white-spaces-without-disturbing-ac/2015-07-15

Researchers suggest new method to improve Wi-Fi propagation
Rice University engineers have demonstrated the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over UHF channels during active TV broadcasts. Edward Knightly, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted. Graduate student Xu Zhang is mentioned.
Network World (Similar articles appeared in Tendencias21.net, MonteVideo,Madrimasd.org, Omicrono and Bitacoras.)
http://bit.ly/1e2elqt
Wireless data successfully transmitted over active TV channels
Tech Times
http://bit.ly/1SpsD20
WATCH by Rice researchers smartly uses TV UHF band to offer super Wi-Fi
EE Herald
http://bit.ly/1Jk9YzP

Researchers test wireless data delivery over active TV channels
Rice University engineers have demonstrated the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over UHF channels during active TV broadcasts. Edward Knightly, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted. Graduate student Xu Zhang is mentioned.
Science 360 (This appeared on the home page.)
http://1.usa.gov/1CH723e
Rice University: New tech could send Wi-Fi over TV signals
Houston Public Media
http://bit.ly/1HxBaL8
There is a way to use dying UHF channels for ‘super Wi-Fi’ data connections
Gizmag
http://bit.ly/1gC6mlM
Rice tests wireless data delivery over active TV channels
Space Daily (This article appeared in 10 other media outlets.)
http://bit.ly/1I2Facd
Researchers send data over UHF ‘super’ Wi-Fi
RCR Wireless News
http://bit.ly/1LipiBk
Rice transmits data on active UHF channels
Radio Mag Online
http://bit.ly/1gC6EZS
Beaming the Internet through traditional television signals
Mumbai Mirror (This article also appeared in Pune Mirror.)
http://bit.ly/1LiOqb2
Schnurlose Datenübertragung erfolgt über aktiven TV-Kanal
Elektronik Praxis (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/1I3cHBc
Ledigt TV-utrymme blir super wifi
NyTeknik (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/1K7vs5O

Rice transmits data on active UHF channels
Rice University engineers have demonstrated the first system that allows wireless data transmissions over UHF channels during active TV broadcasts. Edward Knightly, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted. Graduate student Xu Zhang is mentioned.
TVTechnology
http://bit.ly/1HZJZmk
Engineers test wireless data delivery over active TV channels
ECNMag.com
http://bit.ly/1HtgOCO
Wireless data delivery over active TV channels tested
Science Daily (This article also appeared in Topix, Press-News.org, Cellular News,ScienceNewsline, e! Science News and Wireless Design & Development.)
http://bit.ly/1TzUcrZ
Rice tests wireless data delivery over active TV channels
RF Globalnet
http://bit.ly/1CBKLE0
Phys.org
http://phys.org/news/2015-07-rice-wireless-delivery-tv-channels.html
Wn.com
http://article.wn.com/view/2015/07/13/Rice_tests_wireless_data_delivery_over _active_TV_channels_Ri/

Two Best Paper awards: ACM MobiHoc’15 and IEEE SECON’15
Two best paper awards in one week.
http://news.rice.edu/2015/06/29/people-papers-and-presentations-233/

Virtual Duplex: Scaling Dense WLANs wins best paper at the 2014 IEEE Workshop on Cognitive Radio Architectures for Broadband.
Adriana B. Flores and Edward W. Knightly have received the Best Paper Award for the paper, “Virtual Duplex: Scaling Dense WLANs and Eliminating Contention Asymmetry,” at2014 IEEE Workshop on Cognitive Radio Architectures for Broadband, October 2014.
http://www.i-a-i.com/CRAB2014/

Rice wireless experts tap unused TV spectrum
Experts create multiuser, multiantenna scheme to make most of UHF band. Researchers from Rice University’s Wireless Network Group unveiled a multiuser, multiantenna transmission scheme for UHF, which combines several proven technologies that are already widely used in wireless data transmission.
Fierce Wireless
http://www.fiercewireless.com/tech/press-releases/rice-wireless-experts-tap-unused-tv-spectrum

Science Codex
http://www.sciencecodex.com/rice_wireless_experts_tap_unused_tv_spectrum-141277
Science Daily
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140909162341.htm
Phys.org
http://phys.org/news/2014-09-wireless-experts-multiuser-multiantenna-scheme.html
Rice University News & Media
http://news.rice.edu/2014/09/15/rice-wireless-experts-tap-unused-tv-spectrum-2/
ECN Mag
http://www.ecnmag.com/news/2014/09/rice-wireless-experts-tap-unused-tv-spectrum
ACM.org
http://cacm.acm.org/news/178509-rice-wireless-experts-tap-unused-tv-spectrum/fulltext
Sciencenewsline.com
http://www.sciencenewsline.com/summary/2014091013580024.html
NSF.org
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132737
(This article also appeared in, SpaceMart, R&D Magazine, Cellular-News andIndustrialInfo.com.

Rural areas may soon get high-speed Wi-Fi over unused TV bands
Rice researchers presented a use for UHF TV spectrum at the Association for Computing Machinery’s MobiCom 2014 conference in Hawaii. Edward Knightly, professor of electrical and computer engineering and computer science, and graduate student Narendra Anand are quoted. Graduate student Ryan Guerra is mentioned.
Gizmodo
http://bit.ly/Zi1TfB
Gizmodo Australia
http://bit.ly/1wijvmf
White space MIMO
TV Technology

http://bit.ly/1pWKcaA
Wireless experts tap unused TV spectrum
Science 360 (This appeared on the homepage. This article also appeared inScienceNewsline.)
http://1.usa.gov/X6SSV9
Come navigare in wifi sulle frequenze televisive
Wired (An English translation is not available.)
http://bit.ly/1lZWhjY
KNVN-TV (Chico, Calif.)
http://bit.ly/1qrBC9Y

Wireless for miles, by leveraging unused UHF TV spectrum
Researchers from Rice University’s Wireless Network Group unveiled a multiuser, multiantenna transmission scheme for UHF, which combines several proven technologies that are already widely used in wireless data transmission.
Science 2.0 (This article also appeared in TechFresh and Laboratory Equipment.)
http://bit.ly/1rXTzON

Rice researchers unveil multiuser, multiantenna transmission scheme for UHF spectrum
Rice University wireless researchers have found a way to make the most of the unused UHF TV spectrum by serving up fat streams of data over wireless hotspots that could stretch for miles. AZosensors.com
http://bit.ly/1qNr9Do

MUTE: Sounding Inhibition in MU-MIMO WLANs wins best paper at IEEE SECON 2014.Oscar Bejarano, Eugenio Magistretti, Omer Gurewitz, and Edward W. Knightly have received the Best Paper Award for the paper, “MUTE: Sounding Inhibition for Mu-MIMO WLANs,” at IEEE SECON 2014. The premiere conference on sensing, communication, and networking was held in Singapore on June 30 – July 3, 2014.
http://secon2014.ieee-secon.org/
ECE Rice News
http://www.ece.rice.edu/news/SECON2014/

Terahertz tech gets a major push at Rice. Rice University scientists, Mittelman, Knightly, Kono and Babakhani have received a grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop terahertz-based technology that could enable a dramatic advance in wireless communications and other disciplines.
Rice University News and Media
(PDF-text)

Presentan al MTC bondades de la tecnología estadounidense SuperWifi. Edward Knightly, investigador principal de la Universidad de Rice de Houston-Texas, presentó las bondades de la tecnología “Whitespaaces”, también conocida como “SuperWifi”, que facilita un acceso eficiente a internet a través de una conexión inalámbrica que utiliza los espacios en blanco existentes en las bandas de transmisión de los canales de TV.
Fitel
(PDF-text)

World on a Wire. Bringing Super Wi-Fi (a service that travels further and penetrates walls better than traditional 2.4 gigahertz Wi-Fi) to underserviced areas of Greater New Orleans.
Art in America, Aimee Walleston
(PDF-text)

Artist eyes unused TV channels for New Orleans project. Conceptual artist Mary Ellen Carroll’s latest vision, ‘Prospect.3 New Orleans’ project would use Rice University ‘Super WiFi’ being developed by the Rice’s Wireless Network Group, directed by Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering.
Rice University New and Media
(PDF-text)
Video of the New Orleans demo
You Tube

No, Obama’s Not Giving You Free ‘Super Wi-Fi’ Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted in an article about “Super Wi-Fi” technology.
NBCNews.com
Tech News Daily
Life Science

El desarrollo de la tecnologia Super WiFi podria llevar internet a todos
Mexico.CNN.Com

‘Super WiFi’ poised for growth
(PDF-text)

MNN.com, Rob Lever

The first deployment of Super Wi-Fi came last year by Rice University in Houston, Texas…

‘Super WiFi’ may bring faster Internet (PDF-text)
Iowa Farmer Today, Tim Hoskins
Rice “Super WiFi” research might bring faster Internet service to rural areas. Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted.

New Wi-Fi Network Rides Unused TV Airwaves (PDF-text)
Innovation News Daily, Francie Diep, Staff Writer
Nestled between airwaves owned by U.S. TV stations are slices of unused, un-owned broadcasting frequencies—and a new project by Microsoft hopes to use that space to deliver more-efficient, faster wireless Internet. But the project comes at a time of uncertainty about who, if anyone, will ultimately own these free frequencies. The future of this and similar innovations depends on pending legislation that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski discussed at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show.

Rice students turn Houston home into super Wi-Fi hot spot
KHOU 11 News

Conectividad, hasta con antenas de TV, probarán investigadores de EE.UU. en Misiones
Noticias del 6 (Buenos Aires Argentina)

Misiones sería prueba piloto para un novedoso sistema de Wi Fi
Con la participación de Investigadores de la Universidad RICE de Houston, Texas (USA), se llevó a cabo esta mañana una conferencia de prensa  con el objeto de informar a la población acerca de avances en alternativas tecnológicas para garantizar la conectividad, en el marco del Plan Estratégico de Comunicación y Conectividad Provincial. Se trata de un proyecto que pretende extender el alcance de las redes WiFi usando las señales de televisión.
Actualidad Sur (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Misiones será prueba piloto para un novedoso sistema de Wi-Fi
Es un proyecto de investigadores de la universidad de Rice, Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos, que se intenta aplicar como alternativa tecnológica para garantizar la conectividad, en el marco del plan estratégico de Comunicación y conectividad provincial. La intención es extender el alcance de las redes WiFi usando las señales de televisión.
Radio Cataratas (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Proponen extender el alcance de las redes WiFi usando antenas de televisión
Ya misiones.com (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Rice University brings white-space network to Houston
Rice University–in partnership with its wireless communications researchers and nonprofit Technology For All (TFA)–announced it will offer prototype in-home white-space hotspot to Houston locals and graduate students involved in putting the trial together.
Fierce Broadband Wireless

Granny uses ‘Super Wi-Fi’ to watch YouTube videos
Thanks to a partnership between Rice University wireless communications researchers and Houston nonprofit Technology For All, a Houston resident and grandmother’s home has become a “Super Wi-Fi” hot spot this month. Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, and Ryan Guerra, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, are quoted or mentioned.
The Atlantic

Houston grandmother becomes US’s first ‘Super Wi-Fi’ user
Pune Mirror (India)

More and more, white-space use is looking like a rural play
UrgentComm.com

First white spaces access point gives grandma the Internet
ITWorld.com

First White Spaces AP Gives Grandma the Internet
Slashdot


WiFi on Steroids: Could ‘White Space’ save Canada’s Internet?
Macleans (Canada)

Houston grandma is nation’s first ‘Super Wi-Fi’ adopter
Thanks to a partnership between Rice University wireless communications researchers and Houston nonprofit Technology For All, a Houston resident and grandmother’s home has become a “Super Wi-Fi” hot spot this month. Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, and Ryan Guerra, a graduate student in electrical and computer engineering, are quoted or mentioned in the articles. Guerra is pictured in the Fast Company, the Register and TheGadgetGuyColumn.com articles.
Fast Company

Texas grandma gets first ‘Super Wi-Fi’
The Register (U.K.)

1st white spaces access point gives grandma the internet
PC World
(This article also appeared in Computerworld, NetworkWorld.com, IDG.no and CIO.com.)

Rice University, TFA partnership makes Houston grandmother’s home ‘Super Wi-Fi’ hot spot
TMCNet.com

‘Super Wi-Fi’ white spaces test launches in east Houston neighborhood
TMCNet.com

‘Super WiFi’ hotspot gives 3-mile range
TMCNet.com

Houston grandmother is nation’s 1st ‘Super Wi-Fi’ user, thanks to Rice University
TheGadgetGuyColumn.com

4/19/2011
DSLReports.com, Houston grandma gives white space broadband a spin

4/18/2011
Houston Chronicle, Houston leads way in launching ‘super WiFi’

10/15/2010
Free Press, Profs Bring Free White Space Broadband to Working Class Houston (MP3-audio) (PDF-text)
Interview with Free Press.

10/12/2010
Television Business, Rice University professors win grant to build ‘WhiteFi’ network(PDF-text)
Rice won a $1.8 million grant this summer from the National Science Foundation to expand Rice’s free-to-use testbed network in east Houston from Wifi to white spaces. Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted.

10/11/2010
Arstechnica, Profs bring free “Super WiFi” to working-class Houston (PDF-text)
A couple dozen residents of the working-class Pecan Park neighborhood in Houston are about to do something few Americans have yet tried—access the Internet through a wireless connection that uses the empty TV-band “white spaces.” And the federal government is picking up the tab.
(This article also appeared on Benton Foundation.)

10/1/2010
Electronic Design,Wi-Fi And White Space Combo Promises Better Broadband Wireless(PDF-text)
Bringing broadband connections to underserved areas is high on the agenda for the National Broadband Plan. Wireless is going to play a major role in filling this need. For example, Wi-Fi is a good possibility as it is inexpensive and widely available while offering very high data rates.

9/24/2010
Broadcast Engineering, Rice University to test FCC’s white-space initiative (PDF-text)
Rice University professor Edward Knightly said they’ll make sure a frequency is free and clear to use before they send or receive signals over their “White-Fi” network.

9/23/2010
PCWorld, FCC Approves White Space “Wi-Fi on Steroids”
(PDF-text)
With a unanimous, bipartisan vote of the FCC commissioners, the unused television broadcast spectrum has been unleashed for use in wireless networking.

9/23/2010
InformationWeek, FCC Approves ‘White Spaces’ (PDF-text)
Rice researchers have won a $1.8 million federal grant to test wireless technology that uses dormant television channels to deliver high-speed broadband Internet service. Edward Knightly, professor in electrical and computer engineering and computer science, is quoted.
(This article also appeared on TechWeb.com.)

9/22/2010
InformationWeek, FCC Hopes White Spaces Vote Appeases Critics (PDF-text)
With its National Broadband Plan and net neutrality efforts likely to remain bogged down in political infighting until after the November elections, the Federal Communications Commission is hoping its Thursday vote on white spaces spectrum will give it a victory and demonstrate that it can still deliver advanced technology for consumers while at the same time promoting business innovation.

9/21/2010
Rice Media, Rice University experts can discuss Thursday’s FCC decision regarding use of ‘white space’ television spectrum (PDF-text) Two Rice University wireless communications experts are available to comment on the Federal Communications Commission’s decision this Thursday regarding a proposed rule that would free up so-called “white space,” portions of the radio spectrum that have previously been set aside for television broadcasts.

9/14/2010
Industry Week, FCC’s approval of ‘white spaces’ could spark next technology revolution(PDF-text) Nearly two years ago, the Federal Communications Commission approved using of the “white space” spectrum to serve as free universal broadband access.

9/14/2010
Satellite TODAY, FCC Schedules ‘White Space’ Wi-Fi Spectrum Proposal Vote (PDF-text)

9/13/10
Information Week, FCC Expected To Approve White Spaces (PDF-text) After lying dormant for more than two years, the idea of using so-called “white spaces” spectrum for a sort of free universal broadband access is likely to be approved by the FCC at its September 23 meeting, but actual implementation of the Wi-Fi complementary technology will likely remain in limbo.

9/9/10
L’Atelier, Utiliser les fréquences TV délaissées pour étendre l’accès au web? (MP3-audio)(PDF-text) Pour développer les réseaux Internet et offrir un accès moins onéreux aux populations non desservies, pourquoi ne pas utiliser les “white space” des fréquences hertziennes ?

9/7/10
KUHF Radio, Rice University researchers have won a $1.8 million federal grant to test wireless technology that uses dormant television channels to deliver high-speed broadband internet service. KUHF Radio interview with Edward Knightly by Ed Mayberry. (MP3-audio) (PDF-text) The grant allows researchers to take advantage of new federal rules that allow the use of unused sections of the TV spectrum.

9/3/10
Before It’s News, Melding Wi-Fi With Digital TV ‘White Space’; Rice To Test Use Of TV Spectrum In TFA High-Speed Broadband Network

9/2/10
Melding Wi-Fi with Digital TV White Space to Meet Coverage, Capacity and Energy Efficiency Needs of Networks

9/2/10
PHYSORG.com, Melding WiFi with digital TV ‘white space’ (pdf)

9/2/10
Rice News, Melding Wi-Fi with digital TV ‘white space’ (pdf) Nearly two years ago, the Federal Communications Commission approved using of the “white space” spectrum to serve as free universal broadband access.

7/14/10
Embassy, Google says government should follow U.S. lead on unlicensed, ‘white space’ spectrum
Canada’s transition from analogue to digital television broadcasting next year will open up so-called “white space” spectrum that the U.S. has defined as unlicensed and, if Canada follows suit, could lead to innovations in wireless broadband, Jacob Glick, Google‘s Canadian policy counsel, told The Wire Report.

3/26/10
Technology For All: Connecting (pdf) What began as a chance meeting in Monterey, California ten years ago has resulted in personal and digital connections that have advanced wireless research and created an opportunity for four young people in a low-income Houston neighborhood to enjoy the NCAA Sweet 16 regionals in Houston this weekend.

10/2/08
ARS, Popping no-coverage bubbles in citywide WiFi networks (pdf) A Rice University graduate student working with advisors at his institution and Hewlett Packard developed and tested a technique that could dramatically improve how outdoor, metropolitan-scale WiFi networks are planned and deployed, while also reducing the cost and time involved in getting a network’s footprint right.

9/30/08
Science Daily, Zeroing In On Wi-Fi ‘Dead Zones’ To Inexpensively Fill Gaps In Wireless Networks (pdf)

9/26/08
Daily India, Wi-Fi ‘dead zones’ may soon be history (pdf)

6/13/2008
iHealthBeat Audio Report: Project Tests Handheld Devices To Monitor Chronic Disease in Low-Income Area in Houston

6/5/2008
Rice Team Brings Wireless Internet to Houston Community

04/24/08:
Houston Public Radio: Federal Grant Funds Study on Wireless Health Monitoring (pdf)

04/11/08:
Rice News: Baker Institute digitally connected communities (pdf)

02/05/08:
KHOU 11: Bringing wireless Internet to the masses

08/29/07:
Fox 26 Houston: One East Houston Section Wi-Fi Friendly (video no longer available)

05/01/07:
Houston Chronicle: El uso de internet entre los hispanos de Houston (pdf)

04/04/07:
ABC13: Can Houston fit into an Internet bubble?

3/2007:
Univision Story

2/15/07:
Houston Chronicle: Wireless Project Breaks New Ground (pdf)

8/06/06:
Edward Knightly on IEEE Spectrum Radio

8/2006:
Technology For All Wireless: Deployment, Measurements, and New Applications, Greater Houston Partnership

7/2006:
IEEE Spectrum: Wi-Fi Nodes to Talk Amongst Themselves

9/22/05:
Rice News- Doctoral Student Helps Provide Wireless Computer Access

6/05:
IEEE Internet Computing Magazine: Municipal Wireless Networks Open New Access and Old Debates

5/29/05:
Austin American-Statesman- Phone Companies’ TV Plan Is Dead, Rare Defeat for Powerful SBC Lobby

5/27/05:
National Journal Technology Daily: Researchers Say ‘Mega Broadband’ Just Around The Corner

3/21/05:
Telecomweb Class Project- Poor Texans Get Free Wi-Fi

3/3/05:
Local11 News Story

3/3/05:
Community Cam News

3/3/05:
Houston Chronicle- Wireless networks don’t click with some

3/3/05:
Slashdot.org- Free Wi-Fi Threatened?

3/3/05:
Blogs of War- Phil King Attempts to Ban Free Internet Access

2/24/05:
Rice News- Bringing Wireless Internet to Houston’s East End

2/22/05:
Broadband Wireless Exchange Magazine- High speed Wireless Internet Connections to Houston’s East End for Low-income Residents