FreedomWorks Foundation Statement in Response to FCC Moving Forward With Its 5.9Ghz Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) moving forward to allow next generation WIFi access in the 5.9 GHz spectrum band, Dan Savickas, FreedomWorks’ Regulatory Policy Manager, commented:

“We applaud Chairman Pai and the FCC for moving forward with this important change. With our world advancing technologically every day and amidst the coronavirus pandemic, access to high-speed WiFi has never been more important than it is right now.

“For decades, the 5.9 GHz band has sat idly offering few benefits for the American people. The Commission’s decision today is a fantastic compromise to respect existing actors while making sure this spectrum gets online for the Americans who need it most. This move will have benefits for years to come.”