FCC Moves to Boost Wi-Fi Speed

WASHINGTON—Federal regulators are moving to make changes in the allocation of public airwaves to boost the speed of Wi-Fi networks, but at the possible expense of broadcasters, telecommunications firms and others who want the bandwidth for their business.

The Federal Communications Commission said Wednesday it will vote April 23 on allowing Wi-Fi devices to access a wider swath of airwaves than they currently use. If the agency approves the policy change as expected, consumers could start feeling the impact of the new superfast…

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