White Space Network NHCo. Launches White Space Network By Sara Wood • Jan 26, 2012 Harry Taylor Photography / N.C. Arts Council New Hanover County made history this week as it became the first place in the world to launch commercial use of the television broadcasting spectrum called white space. NHCo. First in Nation to Launch White Space Network By Sara Wood • Jan 25, 2012 Harry Taylor Photography / N.C. Arts Council All eyes are on New Hanover County as it becomes the first place in the world to launch the white space network. An official launch event will mark the transition in downtown Wilmington Thursday. NHCo First in Nation to Deploy "Super Wi-Fi" Network By Sara Wood • Jan 16, 2012 After pioneering the switch from analog to digital television, New Hanover County is once again being used as a launch pad for testing the newest information technology.