FCC Approves TV White Space Usage

The TV white space debate is finally over, with the FCC granting approval to open the unused 54-698 MHz spectrum for use.  It's a big win for big tech and a loss for TV broadcasters and others who have opposed opening up the remaining channels once digital switchover occurs in 2009.  So it's out with old, and in with the new.  Why is this interesting?  First, the spectrum will introduce a new alternative source of powerful wireless broadband; and second, one of the conditions the FCCs Kevin Martin has set forth requires device suppliers to support location capabilities for channel handoff and interference management purposes. More Broadband + more Location = more location-enriched mobile apps and more opportunity.  That's interesting.