NCTA — The Internet & Television Association

Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association Regarding FCC Chairman Pai’s Intent to Move Forward with Wi-Fi Access in the 5.9 GHz Band

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Statement of Michael Powell, President & CEO, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association Regarding FCC Chairman Pai’s Intent to Move Forward with Wi-Fi Access in the 5.9 GHz Band

“At a time when American consumers are relying on Wi-Fi more than ever before, we commend Chairman Pai for taking action to enable next-generation Wi-Fi access to the 5.9 GHz band. After more than 20 years of spectrum underutilization in 5.9 GHz, and a seven-year Commission proceeding, the Chairman’s compromise proposal is the right way to bring this band online, creating a new wide Wi-Fi channel that will support more data at much faster speeds and that can be activated by early next year, while also reserving sufficient spectrum for future automotive safety innovations. We look forward to working with the Chairman and his colleagues on this important item.”