TIA Applauds Wi-Fi Innovation Act Sponsors for Urging FCC to Move Forward on Testing in 5.9 GHz Band

The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) applauded the sponsors of the bipartisan, bicameral Wi-Fi Innovation Act for urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward on testing for unlicensed operations in the 5.9 GHz band.

In their letter to Chairman Wheeler, the sponsors noted that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is moving forward with a rulemaking on vehicle-to-vehicle devices, so the FCC must therefore “seize this opportunity” to conduct testing and find solutions to interference now.

TIA President Grant Seiffert commented, “TIA remains confident that any potential interference issues can be successfully resolved in a manner that enables increased use of the band for technologies such as Wi-Fi while not compromising the efficacy or safety of potential intelligent transportation systems (ITS) uses of the band.  Swift testing holds the promise of creating a win-win scenario that allows this valuable spectrum resource to be used more efficiently.”

To read the letter sent to the FCC Chairman, click here- http://www.tiaonline.org/sites/default/files/pages/Wi-Fi%20Innovation%20Act%20Letter.pdf.

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