Cable Industry Reveals How Spectrum Is The Key To The Future Of Wi-Fi

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The National Cable & Telecommunications Association released a new animated video today that explains how Wi-Fi access can be expanded by harnessing and using unlicensed spectrum.

The animated version of spectrum

Wi-Fi technology has made what once seemed impossible possible. Today the ease of communicating ideas and information all over the globe seems more like a birthright instead of simply a benefit of our era, but accessible Wi-Fi is not always easy to find. And when it is, it can become overloaded and sluggish when too many devices try to connect at once.

How can the Wi-Fi traffic jam be cleared and pave the way for future Internet-connected devices? The National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) today released an animated video to simplify this seemingly complex issue.

The video explains that there is not enough spectrum presently allocated for Wi-Fi use, but fortunately more spectrum is available that is also ideal for Wi-Fi. By opening up more spectrum for Wi-Fi, networks will have the potential to deliver super speeds of 1 gigabit per second or faster.

Cisco has predicted that by 2017 each person will have an average of five Wi-Fi enabled devices. Already, today more data is carried over Wi-Fi than cellular and wired networks combined, leading to congested Wi-Fi networks.

Innovators and technologists agree that the next generation of Wi-Fi enabled devices will require fast, simplified Wi-Fi connections.

The “How to Set Wi-Fi Free” video, which can be found at and on YouTube concludes with with the affirmation “almost anything you could dream, you could do.”

Learn more at NCTA’s website with a page dedicated to informing the public about Wi-Fi and the need for more unlicensed spectrum at

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