NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

Statement Regarding the FCC’s Approval of Modernizing the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band

Press Release

Statement Regarding the FCC’s Approval of Modernizing the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band

“We applaud Chairman Pai and the entire Commission for their multi-year commitment to bringing underutilized 5.9 GHz spectrum into more productive use. The Commission’s bipartisan approval of a band-split approach will enable creation of a new, wide indoor Wi-Fi channel that can quickly be brought online for American consumers, while also preserving sufficient spectrum for new automotive safety innovations. This sensible compromise will bring faster Wi-Fi to American homes and businesses when they need it most. We look forward to continued work with the Commission as it considers enabling outdoor unlicensed 5.9 GHz devices in the future.”