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The Nation is Out of Wi-Fi Spectrum

users icon The nation is out of Wi−Fi spectrum. The proliferation of Wi−Fi devices together with mass consumer adoption has resulted in a "Wi−Fi Traffic Jam" with more data being transported over Wi−Fi than any other medium. Most consumers encounter the "Jam" when attempting to download mobile content in densely populated settings such as airport terminals, apartment buildings, school campuses, or a favorite coffee shop located on a busy street corner. These slower than dialup speeds are now the cause of substantial consumer dissatisfaction.

Unfortunately, the Jam will only grow worse in the near future as the perfect storm of Wi−Fi devices and consumer adoption each continue to grow exponentially.

While the industry and the Federal Communications Commission have identified several potential new bands of spectrum to alleviate this current congestion, these potential solutions will take years to develop and implement before consumers experience any promised benefits period

Wi-Fi Innovation Summit Presentation Handout (April 21, 2015)

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The American Consumer Institute Center for Citizen Research

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Conference Call To Discuss FCC Release of NPRM (November 6, 2013)
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FCC's Release of Globalstar NPRM (November 1, 2013)

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FierceWireless Webinar (January 22, 2013)
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TLPS Presentation (June 20, 2013)
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Test Results
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Wi-Fi now carries more Internet traffic to consumers’ smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs than licensed wireless and wired connections combined.
– NCTA Cable Tech TALK (09.30.13)

More data is transmitted over Wi−Fi than any other medium, including mobile networks and fixed lines.
– NCTA Cable Tech TALK (02.08.13)


Fewer than 20 percent of educators across the country say their school's internet connection meets their teaching needs.
– The White House


Existing Wi−Fi Spectrum (2.4 GHz Band) is likely to reach saturation by 2014.
– CableLabs, May 28, 2013


Percentage of schools with adequate connectivity, including Wi-Fi, to allow every student to access the appropriate online educational material.
Education SuperHighway and the Consortium for School Networking