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 // 2:23 PM EST// Jun. 16
Earlier today, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) sent the attached letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on the importance of establishing the technical rules necessary to allow unlicensed use of the 600 MHz band. The Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA) released the statement below in response. More
Wireless Innovation Alliance // 10:21 AM EST// Apr. 17
The Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA) released the statement below on today’s FCC Open Meeting where the Commission approved an order to implement a spectrum sharing framework in the 3550-3700 MHz band. 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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