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Wi-Fi 6E Still Poses "harmful interference with licensed microwave systems used by utilities

• Activist Post

By B.N. Frank

In December 2021, utilities and others petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to delay opening the 6 GHz to unlicensed users because "a new generation of unlicensed 6G routers and other wireless devices" could cause dangerous inference issues.  The agency denied the petition to delay opening the 6 GHz and some are still voicing opposition to that.

From Fierce Telecom:

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Scuffle over 6 GHz band raises questions about Wi-Fi 6E, FWA

By Diana Goovaerts

Back in April 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to free up 1,200 megahertz of spectrum in the 6 GHz band for unlicensed use, earning cheers from Wi-Fi and fixed wireless groups. But more than two years on, scuffles between industry associations representing cable, broadcasting, utility and public safety interests have left the future of the 6 GHz band in limbo.


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