Final Note

Get ready to stream: more Wi-Fi coming your way

Kai Ryssdal Feb 20, 2013
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Final Note

Get ready to stream: more Wi-Fi coming your way

Kai Ryssdal Feb 20, 2013
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This final note on the way out. A pause to observe a 5-0 vote in the Federal Communications Commission today. A rare moment of unanimity in Washington that could bring good things to a wireless Internet connection near you.

The FCC voted to set aside more of the wireless spectrum for Wi-Fi. It’s not a done deal yet. Public comments and a final vote await. And yeah, there are other people using that same chunk of frequencies.

But at least maybe there’s hope that someday your 11-year-old streaming videos won’t jam up your home network. Not that I know anything about that.

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