Press Release | April 23, 2020

CTA Applauds FCC Vote to Speed Up Wi-Fi

Laura Ambrosio
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote to make 1200 megahertz of spectrum available for unlicensed use in the 6 GHz band: 

“Today’s vote lays the groundwork for tech companies to offer next-generation connectivity at a time when we need it most. Our world has changed dramatically in the last few months—think of how different life would be if we didn’t have access to Wi-Fi technology. Opening the 6 GHz band means more spectrum available to power the Wi-Fi devices we rely on for working, socializing and even getting medical treatment remotely."   

“We applaud FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the commissioners for their leadership in fostering an environment for innovation. Their proactive approach to spectrum access will strengthen our members’ abilities to deliver faster, better and smarter devices that propel our society forward and make our lives better.”