Wi-Fi Enforcement Key To Stopping LTE-U Abuse, FCC Told

Law360, Washington (November 13, 2015, 8:54 PM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission's recent enforcement action on Wi-Fi blocking is key to stopping anti-competitive behavior by companies looking to deploy LTE-Unlicensed technology, the Open Technology Institute at New America recently told the agency at a meeting, praising the action.

OTI told FCC staff that the technology, a feature of 4G/LTE wireless networks that uses unlicensed spectrum, would allow the companies to disrupt Wi-Fi users while retaining the ability to switch back to licensed spectrum to avoid any problems that arise, according to an ex parte filing Thursday. The carriers have said LTE-U technology would vastly upgrade download speeds for consumers....

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