At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show on Wednesday, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced a new plan to free up 195 megahertz of wireless spectrum in the 5 GHz band to increase Wi-Fi speeds in high traffic areas. This new spectrum allocation will be the largest block of unlicensed spectrum made available since 2003. The additional amount of unlicensed spectrum will help alleviate Wi-Fi congestion in places such as conferences and airports.
Wireless Innovation Alliance // 5:47 PM EST// Sep. 4
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler acknowledged the critical role unlicensed spectrum plays in growing competition in the broadband marketplace stating that the FCC's "efforts to expand the amount of unlicensed spectrum creates alternative competitive pathways." More
The Hill // 9:25 AM EST// Jun. 16
CEA released a report, Unlicensed Spectrum and the American Economy, examining the economic impact of unlicensed spectrum on the American economy. More
The Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA) is a broad-based group of innovators, providers, consumer groups, think tanks and education organizations that believe that more efficient use and expanded access to the nation’s spectrum resources are fundamental to the future of U.S. economic policy and global competitiveness, and that we face potential spectrum scarcities in both licensed and unlicensed bands that must be addressed in order for innovation and investment to move forward.
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" Hear @JRosenworcel, @MartyMobile and panelists talk future of #spectrum sharing at @MarconiSociety symposium on 10/2: http://t.co/GIqD9yAAQc "
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