Telecommunications Policy

FCC Moves to Free Up Communications Spectrum

Offer relief for wireless traffic jam


The US Federal Commnicatioons Commission has announced plans to open up a chunk of unlicenced spectrum to relieve the "Wi-Fi traffic jam," according to FCC chairman Julius Genachowski.

"We're announcing today that we're moving to free up a substantial amount of spectrum for Wi-Fi to relieve Wi-Fi congestion and improve Wi-Fi speeds at conferences and airports and ultimately in people's homes," Genachowski said at CES 2013 on Wednesday.