FCC Votes To Free Up More Wi-Fi Spectrum

Move Aimed at Relieving Congestion at Hot Spots, Boosting Speeds

The FCC has voted unanimously on a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking freeing up 195 MHz of additional spectrum in the 5 GHz band for Wi-Fi.

That is the band cable operators already use to provide over 100,000 hot spots, which the National Cable and Telecommunications Association pointed out in praising the vote.

The FCC has not set a timetable for a final vote, but has said it will move as quickly as possible. There will first be a several-week period of public comment on the proposal. [Read More…]

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