TIL Wifi exists because cellular networks didn’t license the frequency band (2.4 GHz) since the frequency is subject to interference, allowing researchers to experiment with the unlicensed band and develop the technology by whatilearned October 9, 2021, 5:25 am Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi#History What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote allowingbandcellulardevelopdidntexistsexperimentfrequencyGhzinterferencelicensenetworksresearcherssubjecttechnologyTILToday I learnedunlicensedWiFi See more Previous article Found in the comments of a meme Next article Is secretly removing condom during sex should be considered as rape ? What are your thoughts ? 7 Comments Leave a Reply TIL: > The name Wi-Fi has no further meaning, and was never officially a shortened form of “Wireless Fidelity” Log in to Reply Not quite correct. The licensing is done by governments, not companies. The reserved spectrum for general uses stem from a world wide agreement Log in to Reply Check out how Meshtastic works in the US. Log in to Reply Australia’s [CSIRO](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSIRO) seems to hold the patent and have gained over a billion in royalties… Log in to Reply 2.4GHz has never been up for licensing. It has always been free for anyone to use without a license. Other free frequencies that are open are 5.8GHz and 900MHz. I am an amateur radio operator and have more bandwidth available to me than all the cellphone providers combined. You can be too if you pass some very easy tests. Here is the frequency allocations https://www.ntia.doc.gov/page/2011/united-states-frequency-allocation-chart Log in to Reply STRAYA! Log in to Reply Ironically, 5G, hailed as the next big thing in cellular network technology, is *even more* subject to interferrance. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.