ACI Pushes FCC 2.4 GHz WiFi Initiative

The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research is sending out a "ConsumerGram" Monday (Otc. 6) promoting the benefits of freeing up more spectrum for Wi-Fi.  

The FCC has proposed freeing up more WiFi spectrum in the 2.4 GHz band, one of several initiatives to allow for more WiFi use.  

In its note to consumers, ACI pitches the FCC proposal as a boon to schools, colleges and hospitals, which will get 20,000 new access points, and free service to customers in federally declared disaster areas. 

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.