NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association on FCC Chairman Pai’s Proposal Regarding the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band

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Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association on FCC Chairman Pai’s Proposal Regarding the 5.9 GHz Spectrum Band

“We applaud Chairman Pai’s announcement today that the Commission intends to move forward in considering a new plan for 5.9 GHz spectrum band that will chart a constructive path forward in putting these frequencies to better use for consumers. The Chairman’s proposal will enable the fastest gigabit Wi-Fi speeds in America, ensuring that Wi-Fi can keep pace with growing consumer demand and the deployment of next-generation wireless broadband technologies. We also thank Commissioners O’Rielly and Rosenworcel for their tireless efforts in support of unlicensed spectrum, especially enabling Wi-Fi in the 5.9 GHz band. Their voices, joined with many other leaders in Washington, have led to real progress on a balanced spectrum policy that recognizes the extraordinary value of unlicensed spectrum. We look forward to working with the Commission on the 5.9 GHz proceeding and ensuring that American consumers can enjoy the benefits of gigabit Wi-Fi.”