In 2018, I talked about our 5G FAST plan. The plan has three central planks: freeing up spectrum, promoting wireless infrastructure, and modernizing our regulations to promote more fiber deployment.
A partnership between Nextlink Internet and Microsoft aims to bring broadband to hundreds of rural communities in six states through the Microsoft Airband program.
In 2018, the GAO released a report related to spectrum use for broadband services by tribal entities and selected updates.
The Federal Communications Commission announced the creation of its first two Innovation Zones, in New York City and Salt Lake City.
Promising a "new Wi-Fi era," the nonprofit Wi-Fi Alliance industry group launched the Wi-Fi Certified 6 program. The program aims to hold devices that use next-gen 802.11ax Wi-Fi radios to an established set of standards.
Wi-Fi officially launched 20 years ago, on September 15, 1999. There are many ways in which Wi-Fi might not have become ubiquitous, and instead HomeRF (home radio frequency) remained a competing standard.