Super Wi-Fi isn’t really Wi-Fi, it’s a new kind of wireless network running on unused or underused spectrum known as “white spaces.” It’s promoted by companies including Google and Microsoft.
A key company in the Super Wi-Fi industry is Spectrum Bridge. It just announced a new program to help equipment makers get white-spaces radios approved for sale which means Super Wi-Fi is on track to be widely available in 2013.
Super Wi-Fi is important because it is more powerful than traditional Wi-Fi. It will be especially important for rural areas and other dead spots where broadband wireless isn’t available. If it can get a TV signal, the area can have high-speed Internet access.