Connect Americans Now (CAN) Applauds FCC Vote to Advance 5.9 GHz Band Availability

Press Release
December 13, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) Executive Director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement on a unanimous vote by the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Thursday to advance a proposal that would, in part, make a portion of the 5.9 GHz band available for unlicensed broadband applications, like Wi-Fi.

“Connect Americans Now applauds Chairman Pai and the FCC for their commitment to ensuring sufficient spectrum is available for higher bandwidth broadband applications,” said Cullen. “These applications can help expand high-bandwidth connectivity that supports greater opportunity and unleashes the full potential of Wi-Fi as a key tool for all Americans.”

 “The FCC should also act on solutions to maximize the benefit of available spectrum to expand the promise of broadband connectivity to all parts of our country,” Cullen added.

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