Thursday, December 12, 2019

C Proposes to Make 5.9 GHz Spectrum Available for Unlicensed Uses

Today, the FCC adopted a proposed rulemaking that would make valuable unused spectrum available for unlicensed Wi-Fi uses. According to the Commission's news release:
[T]he Commission proposes to designate the lower 45 megahertz of the band for unlicensed uses like Wi-Fi. This 45 megahertz sub-band can be combined with existing unlicensed spectrum to provide cutting-edge high-throughput broadband applications on channels up to 160 megahertz wide. 
Congratulations to the Commission and to Chairman Ajit Pai. The Commission's vote to issue its proposed rulemaking is an important step in making more spectrum resources available for wireless services.