FCC to add frequency to 5GHz band

Infoworld reports that the FCC is proposing to fit an additional 255MHz into the free 5GHz band (where 802.11a lives), which would be an 80% expansion of the frequencies available.

This would bring the number of 802.11a channels to 24 and make the US and Europe more similar in frequency allocation. However, it would also add more stringent Radar-detection requirements.