The Federal Communications Commission
has had a lot on its plate lately, from reviewing billion-dollar mergers
one after another to trying to rewrite the rules of net neutrality
Here is a piece of news that has a better chance at making everyone happy -- not to mention connected.
The FCC announced on Monday
that it would be expanding the availability of 5 GHz band spectrum for next-generation Wi-Fi networks as well as other "unlicensed uses," translating to spectrum open for innovation.
For end users, this means experiencing speeds of one gigabit per second or more on their connected gadgets.
The announcement is especially notable because it overturns a rule that previously stipulated that this spectrum, powered by Unlicensed National Information Infrastructure (U-NII) devices, was meant for indoor-use only.