ITS America and AASHTO (American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials) have sent a letter to US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and NEC Director Brian Deese expressing “significant concern with efforts underway at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reallocate spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band.”

The move follows the shock news late last year that the FCC would be breaking up 5.9 GHz band, and allowing unlicensed Wi-Fi to operate within the spectrum, leaving less than half of it available for transportation V2X (vehicle to everything) safety communications. While many viewed the ruling as final, it has yet to be fully enshrined into law, and now AASHTO and ITS America are continuing the fight, as was reported would happen in the December 2020 edition of TTI magazine.


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