The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Report and Order that aims to improve the nation’s wireless network by expanding wireless coverage for mobile device users.
The new rules devised for regulating signal boosters will require manufacturers to create safeguards to protect wireless networks, which should help amplify the signals between wireless devices and wireless networks. This means that it will be easier to access Wi-Fi in previously hard to reach areas, such as garages, subways, and tunnels—which is a benefit not just to consumers, but to public safety first responders who rely on Wi-Fi connectivity for effective communication as well.
In a world becoming increasingly reliant on the Internet for communication and information, it’s a good thing that the FCC is being proactive about improving internet access across the country. Still, the U.S. is lagging behind some first world countries when it comes to internet speed. If the FCC passes more initiatives to improve internet access, there’s no reason that the U.S. can’t regain its status as the world internet speed leader.