FCC Increases Wireless Spectrum AvailabilityCategory: Networking
Posted: March 31, 2014 05:23PM
The Federal Communications Commission, or FCC, has announced that it has freed some wireless spectrum in the 5GHz band in order to provide accelerated growth and expansion of Wi-Fi technology. In total, 100MHz of spectrum has been freed, which will allow for wireless networks to become even faster than what they are today. Outdoor and public Wi-Fi are targeted with this announcement, and the wireless networks could see speeds of up to one gigabit per second due to the increased spectrum availability. With the additional 100MHz of the 5GHz band now available to unlicensed wireless networks, 802.11ac networks will likely see major benefits due to how the wireless technology standard delivers data.