The FCC has confirmed that 1,200 megahertz of spectrum in the 6GHz band (5.925–7.125GHz) is now available for unlicensed use, allowing WiFi 6E to take advantage of it.

As a result, we can expect WiFi 6E to be 2.5 times faster than anything we currently have.

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Despite the fact that some utility companies and other outfits already use the 6GHz band, unlicensed devices will be able to coexist based on rules that have been set out by the FCC.

In making broad swaths of the 6GHz spectrum available for unlicensed use, the FCC envisions new innovative technologies and services that will deliver new devices and applications to American consumers and advance the Commission’s goal of making broadband connectivity available to all Americans, especially those in rural and underserved areas.

It’s likely that this move will most benefit companies trying to create technically complicated devices and accessories that need a ton of bandwidth in order to function. Those devices could include augmented and virtual reality headsets, allowing them to function without the need for wires.

It’s still early days but the move is a positive one for those trying to make wireless connections between devices easier and faster. It’s also expected to benefit both personal and enterprise uses across the United States.

It’s unknown at this time when we should start to see devices take advantage of the new move.

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