Wi-Fi Spectrum: Exhaust Looms

Rob Alderfer


May 28, 2013

The release of additional wireless spectrum for Wi-Fi use is currently being debated at the FCC and in Congress. Economic literature supports substantial benefits associated with WiFi spectrum. This paper investigates the need for additional WiFi spectrum by modeling key technology trends over a five year period, with a primary focus on the 2.4 GHz band. In so doing, the analysis reveals a looming WiFi spectrum shortage. This finding adds urgency to the current policy discussion.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 22

Keywords: Wi-Fi, spectrum, wireless, FCC

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Date posted: March 21, 2014  

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Alderfer, Rob, Wi-Fi Spectrum: Exhaust Looms (May 28, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2411645 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2411645

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Louisville, CO 80027
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