The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology has designated Microsoft Corporation as a TV bands database administrator. The TV Band databases will enable the use of broadband wireless devices on unused TV spectrum, also referred to as “white spaces.” The purpose of the database is to calculate and communicate to a TV bands device which TV channels are vacant and can be used at the device’s location. The unused spectrum will be used to provide broadband data and other services. Microsoft is the tenth entity so designated. Other entities designated as TV band database administrators include Comsearch, Google, Neustar, and Telcordia.