What Wi-Fi 6E Means for You

Shifts to the new spectrum should mean less congestion.

By Rick Richardson

During the Federal Communications Commission’s recent monthly meeting, it ratified unlicensed use of the 6GHz radio frequency spectrum in the USA. This decision opens the way for the proposed Wi-Fi 6E standard to move forward.

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Industry giants Intel and Broadcom began planning for this move two years ago. Broadcom released its first Wi-Fi 6E chipset in February, targeted at mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. Intel hasn’t released any actual products using it yet, but an Intel rep has now confirmed that they’re on the way.