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FCC Finalizes 5.9 GHz Band Split For Wi-Fi, Auto Safety Tech

By Kelcee Griffis Law360 – The Federal Communications Commission formalized plans Wednesday to divide the 5.9 GHz spectrum band between auto safety and unlicensed wireless services, dealing a huge win to Wi-Fi providers that argue the band will unlock more internet bandwidth for consumers. Despite the reservations of some congressional Democrats and the FCC’s two […]

The FCC adopted a NPRM that takes a fresh and comprehensive look at the rules for the 5.9 GHz band and proposes, among other things, to make the band’s lower 45 MHz available for unlicensed operations and to permit C-V2X in the upper 20 MHz. (Dkt No 19-138).

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In the Matter of Use of the 5.850-5.925 GHz Band NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING The 5.9 GHz band, once expected to support widespread deployment of systems that would improve efficiency and promote safety within the Nation’s transportation infrastructure, has not lived up to its potential. The promise of ubiquitous vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure communications in this […]