New Wireless Standard Offers 62 Mile Range

The IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) has announced the completion of the new IEEE 802.22 wireless network standard, which has been in the works since 2004. Utilizing unused white spaces between channels in the TV frequency spectrum, the 802.22 standard will serve Wireless Regional Area Networks (WRANs), which will bring broadband access to sparsely populated rural areas and developing countries.