Connect Americans Now (CAN) Applauds FCC for Adoption of Rulemaking to Expand Availability of Unlicensed Spectrum for Wi-Fi Broadband Connectivity

Press Release
April 23, 2020
Contact: Jon Conradi
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FCC’s Unanimous Vote to Approve Plan for 6 GHz Rulemaking Will Connect Consumers and Maximize Spectrum Resources for Broadband Innovation

Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) executive director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement following a vote by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Thursday to approve a plan put forward by Chairman Ajit Pai to update rules governing the 6 GHz band to make available greater unlicensed spectrum for consumers.

“Connect Americans Now commends Chairman Pai and the FCC for their continued dedication to connecting consumers and maximizing spectrum resources,” stated Cullen. “This rulemaking will increase and expand available spectrum for unlicensed uses, helping to release the full potential of broadband and Wi-Fi for Americans.”

Connect Americans Now has been a longtime advocate for policies to maximize spectrum resources, particularly rulemaking to clear regulatory hurdles to greater rural broadband deployment of TV white space (TVWS) technology.

Read more on the FCC’s action to clear regulatory barriers to TVWS to help bridge the digital divide HERE.

Read more on the FCC’s action to increase the availability of unlicensed spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band HERE.


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