FCC Makes More Bandwidth Available for Wi-Fi by Opening 6 Ghz Spectrum

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FCC Makes More Bandwidth Available for Wi-Fi by Opening 6 Ghz Spectrum

In a bid to boost the growth of IoT devices and make affordable broadband available to more consumers, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unanimously agreed to open up 1,200 MHz of spectrum on the 6 GHz band for unlicensed wireless. FCC chairman Ajit Pai and other commissioners mentioned the new demands on Wi-Fi due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic with the education, work, and other sectors moving online since mid-March.

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The 6GHz band can accommodate up to seven 160MHz channels at once. It will allow outdoor devices and systems to operate at standard power levels in 850 MHz of that band.

Source: https://www.techrepublic.com/article/fcc-opens-up-more-bandwidth-for-wi-fi-traffic-in-unanimous-enthusiastic-vote/

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