Looks like I might be buying a new router later this year.
In a unanimous vote, the Federal Communications Commission adopted a proposal today that opens the 6GHz band for unlicensed Wi-Fi use.
With more than twice as much bandwidth as the 5GHz band used by Wi-Fi devices today, the 6GHz band can accommodate up to seven 160MHz channels at once. Latency stands to be a lot lower on the 6GHz band too, because there aren’t any existing, older-gen Wi-Fi devices operating in that spectrum to slow things down.
“This is the most substantive decision any Commission has made on unlicensed spectrum in almost 25 years, and one that will empower our wireless experiences for the next 20 years,” Nagarajan adds, calling today’s vote, “a definitive moment in US wireless history.”