Wi-Fi Alliance® welcomes D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision

Austin, Texas and Washington D.C. – October 1, 2020 – Wi-Fi Alliance® welcomes the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to deny the requests for stay of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules allowing deployment of Wi-Fi® and other unlicensed services in the 6 GHz band.

In the midst of the national COVID-19 crisis when many Americans are relying on low-cost Wi-Fi for bandwidth intensive work, school, medicine and other accommodations, the FCC’s 6 GHz rules are critical to meet the growing demand for Wi‑Fi connectivity while at the same time protecting public safety and utility operations. Wi-Fi Alliance will continue to support the FCC in its effort to defend the public benefits generated by affordable unlicensed connectivity that technologies like Wi-Fi will deliver in the 6 GHz band.


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