Opening up white spaces for broadband Internet access could drastically shake up the telco’s comfy stranglehold on US consumers.  Google has thrown their weight behind the idea today with the launch of  I like what they’ve done for a couple of reasons.  They are very up front about why they support the technology (it potentially means more money for them), and their site does a good job of explaining the issue in simple terms.

As someone who is stuck on a mountain and can only get 1.7Mb DSL, I wholeheartedly support the opening of the white spaces.  If you are like me and would like to have a choice, sign the petition here.