The holy grail of wireless communications is to go both fast and far. Usually, you can have one or the other but not both. Wireless local area networks today can serve data very fast, but one brick wall and they’re done. UHF can travel far, but it hasn’t had the high capacity of WiFi.
~ Edward Knightly, professor and chair of Rice’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Researchers from Rice University’s Wireless Network Group recently found a way to make use of a slice of the radio spectrum that is traditionally reserved for TV broadcasts – generally known as UHF – to transmit internet signal.