Way over my head on what spectrum really means…

On my way back from some time down in Dallas this week I had a thought I wish I knew how to verify. How controlled is the spectrum used for AM,FM and broadcast TV? Could a station partition off part of the spectrum it controls (leaving the rest for the primary use) and use it for something else?  Say something similar to a modified WiFi type or WiMax type connection from all its broacast towers?

This is probably controlled for by our good old FCC (nothing like a government agency to stifle creativity) but it would be a fascinating world if some of the broadcasters all of a sudden were in the connectivity game in a whole new way.  Might help some of the WiMax/WiFi players out there.  A cozy deal between Earthlink and Disney going around last mile operators sure sounds fun!

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