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FCC clears the way for faster Wi-Fi

Grant Gross | April 1, 2014
U.S. regulators are opening up spectrum that could allow for Wi-Fi services with speeds of one gigabit per second and faster.

Several tech groups, including the Telecommunications Industry Association, praised the FCC's spectrum actions.

"This is a watershed moment for American consumers who are tethered to their smartphones and tablets," Grant Seiffert, president of TIA, said in a statement. 

The AWS-3 decision makes new spectrum available to address mobile consumer demand, and with the 5GHz decision "the FCC is optimizing critical swaths of unlicensed spectrum to enable next generation Wi-Fi," Seiffert said.

 

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