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Cable Cheers FCC Wi-Fi Plan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- “Today’s FCC action appropriately focuses on changes needed to help Wi-Fi grow and serve consumers’ insatiable appetite for Internet services. The cable industry has been working to keep up with consumer demand for broadband everywhere, already deploying over 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country, adding value to existing subscriptions by extending in-home connections to places where consumers want to stay connected. But existing Wi-Fi spectrum is growing increasingly congested and more must be found to meet skyrocketing consumer demand and enable increased speeds of next-generation Wi-Fi. More extensive use of the 5 GHz band, along with additional unlicensed spectrum in other bands, will permit cable companies and other innovators to continue to provide Americans with new benefits, businesses with new opportunities, and those in need with life-saving connections.” Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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