CEA Commends FCC Action to Increase Wi-Fi Deployment
Arlington, VA – 02/20/2013 – In response to today’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) by the Federal Communications Comission (FCC) to increase the amount of spectrum available for unlicensed devices in the 5 GHz band, the following statement is attributable to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®:
“As we saw at the 2013 International CES®, products increasingly rely on Wi-Fi. The Commission’s proposal will expedite ultra high-speed, high-capacity Wi-Fi in support of the U.S. innovation economy. CEA and our members look forward to working with the FCC to craft rules that will enable all consumers to access data – whenever and wherever they want.”
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski originally announced the Commission’s proposal during his one-on-one session with Shapiro during CES. This proceeding will accelerate the growth and expansion of new Wi-Fi technology and offer consumers faster speeds and less network congestion at Wi-Fi hot spots.
Public Policy & Government Affairs, CEA General