News - April 1, 2020

INCOMPAS: FCC Chairman Pai’s Plan to Expand WiFi Good for Consumers and Innovation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 1, 2020) - Today Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced plans to open unlicensed spectrum in the 6 GHz Band.

In response, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS, released the following statement:

“Americans want policy makers to have an ‘all-of-the-above’ plan for better, faster broadband. This includes encouraging more companies to deploy new networks and expanding WiFi by making additional spectrum available for broadband. We support Chairman Pai’s decision today to move forward on a proceeding that could make large swaths of spectrum available for unlicensed broadband use in the 6 GHz band. It’s a move that will improve the internet experience indoors and expand the power of WiFi hotspots in public spaces.” 

INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, is the leading trade group advocating for competition policy across all networks. INCOMPAS represents Internet, streaming, communications and technology companies large and small, advocating for laws and policies that promote competition, innovation and economic development. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter: @INCOMPAS @ChipPickering