posted on Sep, 20 2010 @ 07:44 PM
As had been stated by others. It frees up bandwidth for any number of low power applications, but they all have one thing in common. The government
will make $billion$ in whatever currency you want to use. These newly released frequencies will be highly regulated to maximize profit.
The old system of analog TV was a band width hog spread across several bands. Digital TV has much narrower band width usage.
The police use various systems for broadcasting from basically a data link for text based applications to digital modes for voice. Some of the high
end scanners will receive APCO-25, but you need to check the legality of owning something like this in your area.