American Commitment supports Pai 5.9GHz proposal

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American Commitment, which has long advocated opening the 5.9GHz band for unlicensed use, strongly supports FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's new proposal to split the band.

"It is a shame that prime spectrum has lain fallow for two decades," American Commitment President Phil Kerpen said. "We therefore couldn't be more enthusiastic about Chairman Pai's proposal to finally open the 45MHz adjacent to current Wi-Fi users for unlicensed use."

"The chairman's proposal meets any potential need for dedicated spectrum for vehicle safety use in the upper 30MHz," Kerpen added. "It would enable wide deployment of promising CV2X technology, while importantly remaining technology-neutral so that the market can continue to innovate."

"Chairman Pai's proposal will bring better, faster Wi-Fi to millions of Americans with substantial economic benefits, while enhancing vehicle safety.  We strongly support the proposal," Kerpen said.