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November 09, 2018

Rowe discusses FCC's proposed plans to quicken Wi-Fi

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced potential plans to make a new part of the wireless spectrum available to Wi-Fi devices. According to Anthony Rowe, this change—which would allow devices to access the 6 gigahertz (GHz) region in addition to the 2.4 and 5 GHz regions already available—would provide faster Wi-Fi, nearly tripling the available bandwidth. If pursued, this plan would ultimately quicken download and upload speeds, especially for users in crowded public places where everyone is trying to use the same network. Read the article here.