FCC Moves To Free Up More Spectrum For Mobile Devices

Law360, New York (February 20, 2013, 6:40 PM EST) -- The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it has taken initial steps to free up additional spectrum for wireless devices, a move aimed at easing congestion on public and private Wi-Fi networks and enabling faster connection speeds.

The FCC has proposed making up to up to 195 megahertz of additional spectrum in the 5 gigahertz band available to unlicensed devices, like smartphones and tablet computers, the regulator said. The commission said it has also proposed streamlining existing rules and equipment authorization procedures for devices throughout the 5...
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