FCC to boost high-speed Wi-Fi availability

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    Getting delayed at an airport may be less of a headache in the future if you are traveling with a smartphone, laptop or tablet computer.

    The Federal Communications Commission said it is increasing by 35 percent the availability of high-speed wireless Internet at airports, convention centers and conference hubs.
    Internet users would be able to access higher Wi-Fi speeds, and that means more portable devices could stream high-definition movies and television.

    The effort was announced by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski during the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. He said the FCC will take the first steps in February to release up to 195 megahertz of spectrum in the 5 gigahertz band. He called it the largest block of unlicensed spectrum to be released for Wi-Fi use since 2003.

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