Wi-Fi Alliance® commends FCC 5.9 GHz decision

Austin, Texas and Washington D.C – November 18, 2020 – Wi-Fi Alliance® commends the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for voting to adopt new rules to enable unlicensed services, such as Wi-Fi®, access to 45 megahertz in the 5.850 -5.895 GHz band. At a time when so many Americans rely on Wi-Fi for connectivity, this decision is vital. The newly available unlicensed spectrum will enable wider channels that can be immediately used by Wi-Fi 6 to support gigabit connectivity with lower latency, improved coverage, and better power efficiency. The Wi-Fi industry is ready to use this spectrum to deliver expanded connectivity benefits nationwide.


About Wi-Fi Alliance®
Wi-Fi Alliance® is the worldwide network of companies that brings you Wi-Fi®. Members of our collaboration forum come together from across the Wi-Fi ecosystem with the shared vision to connect everyone and everything, everywhere, while providing the best possible user experience. Since 2000, Wi-Fi Alliance has completed more than 50,000 Wi-Fi certifications. The Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ seal of approval designates products with proven interoperability, backward compatibility, and the highest industry-standard security protections in place. Today, Wi-Fi carries more than half of the internet’s traffic in an ever-expanding variety of applications. Wi-Fi Alliance continues to drive the adoption and evolution of Wi-Fi, which billions of people rely on every day.

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Stephanie Burke
Highwire PR for Wi-Fi Alliance
(415) 692-0745 ext. 116