O'Rielly Suggests FCC Could Ink 5.9 GHz Rules By Summer

Law360 (January 23, 2020, 6:31 PM EST) -- Federal Communications Commission member Michael O'Rielly told reporters and members of the auto industry on Thursday that he hopes the agency can ink new rules governing the 5.9 GHz spectrum band by midyear, allowing WiFi to share the band with auto-safety applications.

Speaking at the Washington Auto Show in D.C., Commissioner O'Rielly suggested the FCC could feasibly implement the band reorganization by "summertime," despite alarmist language employed by some opponents of the plan.

"In terms of when we can make a decision, that's probably a realistic window. I'm anxious to get to a conclusion," O'Rielly said, adding that FCC Chairman Ajit...

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