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Wi-Fi could get much faster thanks to a proposed change in the wireless spectrum

The FCC voted to open up more space in the spectrum for connected devices.
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More space in the spectrum could free up room for additional devices.

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Whether you’re sitting in a crowded Starbucks or in your busy home streaming Netflix, you want the Wi-Fi network to be fast. Earlier this week, the FCC suggested a change that could help make that happen: they proposed allowing Wi-Fi devices to use a new

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