FCC orders wireless microphones out of airwaves

The FCC is also evaluating how wireless microphones should be allowed to operate in other frequencies known as white spaces. Consumer groups and companies like Google, Microsoft, Dell and HP want to use those frequences for mobile broadband, but microphone makers say doing so will leave them vulnerable to interference.

Microphone companies will likely have to compromise. The FCC has been pretty clear that it sees white spaces as an important way to increase spectrum available for wireless Internet access.