Wi-Fi Alliance® commends FCC Chairman Pai on 5.850-5.895 GHz

Austin, Texas and Washington, D.C. – October 28, 2020 – Wi-Fi Alliance® commends FCC Chairman Pai for addressing the urgent need for spectrum required to support explosive demand for Wi-Fi®. The additional 45 megahertz (5.850-5.895 GHz) will enable rapid deployment of next generation Wi-Fi, such as Wi-Fi 6, that will use wider channels to support gigabit connectivity with lower latency, improved coverage, and increased power efficiency. Wi-Fi Alliance urges the Commission to recognize Wi-Fi’s critical role in the telecommunications infrastructure and vote to approve this proposal, enabling a new level of connectivity for educators, healthcare providers, businesses, and consumers.


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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