By Brendan Sasso - 12/22/11 09:10 PM EST
Eventually, companies could use white spaces to deploy "super Wi-Fi" technology that could carry Internet signals for miles and through brick walls.
In addition to approving the device from Koos Technical Services, the FCC approved a system from Spectrum Bridge to manage a database to track devices using white spaces.
“With today’s approval of the first TV white spaces database and device, we are taking an important step toward enabling a new wave of wireless innovation," FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski said. "Unleashing white spaces spectrum has the potential to exceed even the many billions of dollars in economic benefit from Wi-Fi, the last significant release of unlicensed spectrum, and drive private investment and job creation.”