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.
The Hill // 5:36 PM EST// Mar. 20
Wally Bowen, founder of the nonprofit Mountain Area Information Network (MAIN) in Asheville, NC, calls on the FCC to preserve spectrum for unlicensed use during its upcoming spectrum auctions. More
Light Reading Mobile // 3:52 PM EST// Mar. 7
Richard Thanki highlights the substantial economic value of unlicensed spectrum and its contribution to innovation. 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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" From @MAIN_WNC's @WallyBowen: "@FCC's choice: Lock down innovation or unleash competition" | http://t.co/vxb1WzObHV "
1:46 AM Mar 20