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Charter’s Statement on the FCC’s 5.9 GHz Order

November 18, 2020

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The FCC’s 5.9 GHz Order is an important step forward that will quickly unleash faster, better Wi-Fi for American consumers at a time when they need it most.  

“The 5.9 GHz band will transform the Wi-Fi experience and bring faster speeds and greater capacity to consumers in urban, suburban, and rural communities across the country. The action taken today by the FCC will quickly unleash gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and free up much-needed unlicensed spectrum to improve consumers’ in-home Wi-Fi experience.” – Craig Cowden, Senior Vice President of Wireless Technology at Charter Communications

Charter applauds Chairman Pai for his leadership, as well as Commissioners Rosenworcel and O’Rielly for their tireless efforts to promote unlicensed innovation and extend high-speed, high-quality Wi-Fi connectivity to communities of all sizes across the country. This will not only help families stay connected and productive through the remainder of the COVID-19 public health crisis, but will also help bring Wi-Fi to rural communities and solidify the U.S. as a leader in 5G.