The FCC is Your Friend (No, Really)

Expect an order from the FCC today that improves the regulatory environment for WiFi unlicensed wireless services. The agency is expected to change its spread-spectrum rules to reduce the potential for interference between WiFi and Bluetooth. It’s also expected to amend its rules be more friendly to high-speed variants of 802.11 in the 2.4 Ghz frequency band. (Thanks to my friends at Legg Mason for the tip.)

Everyone pays attention when the FCC considers action that would hurt new technologies. Assuming today’s action is as expected, the agency should get credit for taking the initiative to foster unlicensed wireless.

Update: Here’s the FCC news release on today’s action.