Connect Americans Now (CAN): FCC Proposal Will Expand Availability of Unlicensed Spectrum for Wi-Fi Broadband Connectivity

Press Release
April 1, 2020
Contact: Jon Conradi
[email protected]

FCC Plan for 6 GHz Rulemaking Shows Continued Dedication to Connecting Consumers and Maximizing Spectrum Resources for Broadband Innovations

Washington, D.C. – Connect Americans Now (CAN) Executive Director Richard T. Cullen released the following statement in response to the announcement by Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai to update the 6 GHz band rules to make available greater unlicensed broadband for consumers.

“Connect Americans Now commends Chairman Pai and the FCC for their continued dedication to maximizing spectrum resources for broadband use, including Wi-Fi,” Cullen said. “Expanding the availability of unlicensed spectrum in the 6 GHz band for high-bandwidth connectivity will make available the full potential of broadband and Wi-Fi as critical tools for all Americans.”

Connect Americans Now has been a leading voice of support for other FCC actions to maximize spectrum resources for broadband applications, particularly the use of TV white space (TVWS) technology as a critical tool to help bridge the digital divide. Read CAN’s latest statement on the FCC’s progress to clear regulatory barriers to TVWS to expand rural broadband connectivity HERE.

CAN also applauded FCC action in December to make a portion of the 5.9 GHz band available for high-bandwidth broadband applications. Read that statement HERE.


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