FCC wants to allocate more spectrum for WiFi

The FCC will add an additional 195 MHz in the 5 GHz band for WiFi use to meet the demand for Gigabit WiFi applications. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made the announcement at CES in Las Vegas. This is a boost for the 802.11ac standard (not yet approved) which uses the 5 GHz band exclusively. Because devices need to be close to the access point when using the 5 GHz band, it is mostly for high-definition video streaming in a home or office.

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