Items tagged "WiFi"

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC for Supporting Deployment of Next-Gen Wi-Fi and 5G

April 23, 2020 5G , 6 GHz , FCC , Wi-Fi 6 , WiFi

Today, the Federal Communications Commission voted to approve a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that makes the 6 GHz band available for unlicensed spectrum use while protecting existing incumbents. Opening the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use enables the deployment of next-generation Wi-Fi, called Wi-Fi 6, as well as other important services necessary for effective 5G deployment.

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This blog post is part of a series on communications policies Public Knowledge recommends in response to the pandemic. You can read more of our proposals here and view the full series here. As social distancing becomes the new normal across the globe, demands on broadband networks have grown larger, and those demands have begun to strain the […]

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Public Knowledge Applauds FCC Chairman Pai for Action on 5.9 Ghz Band

November 20, 2019 5.9GHz band , 5G , FCC , Spectrum , Spectrum Sharing , Unlicensed Spectrum , WiFi

Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Pai announced that the agency would vote on a Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that seeks to make 40 MHz of the 5.9 gigahertz band available for unlicensed use. Public Knowledge supports the Commission’s proposal and looks forward to working with the FCC to make this plan a reality.

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Public Knowledge Celebrates World Wi-Fi Day

June 20, 2017 DSRC , Spectrum Reform , Spectrum Sharing , Unlicensed Spectrum , WiFi

Today Public Knowledge celebrates the first World Wi-Fi Day and the pioneering spectrum management policies that make this technology possible. World Wi-Fi Day is an international initiative organized by the Wireless Broadband Alliance under the leadership of the Connected City Advisory Board to help bridge the digital divide by using Wi-Fi technology to connect the unconnected. The day serves as a reminder that an estimated four billion people worldwide currently don’t have access to the internet and the benefits that connectivity can provide. These include not only economic benefits but the educational, employment, and social opportunities that connection can bring to individuals around the world.

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