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Google asks FCC for permission to do some mysterious 6GHz testing

Google asks FCC for permission to do some mysterious 6GHz testing

A few days ago, Google asked the FCC if it could do some testing in 17 states for the new 6GHz bands that were recently freed up for Wi-Fi and other use cases. We know the ultimate technical goal — Google claims it wants to measure signal characteristics in real-life applications and environments so it can improve its technical understanding of things like signal propagation and Automatic Frequency Coordination — but redactions in the public-facing experimental license request spark the imagination.

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FCC opens up 6GHz bands, drastically increasing Wi-Fi spectrum and paving the way for Wi-Fi 6E

FCC opens up 6GHz bands, drastically increasing Wi-Fi spectrum and paving the way for Wi-Fi 6E

The FCC has just approved rules allowing unlicensed use of 1,200MHz of spectrum around the 6GHz band. This very technical-sounding government announcement has huge consumer implications, though. The frequencies will pave the way for a new generation of Wi-Fi — likely to be called Wi-Fi 6E — that will provide plenty of benefits. While your existing devices can't use it, it will mean faster and better Wi-Fi performance, especially in congested city environments where the existing 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands are stretched to their limits.

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