A quick look around any home in 2020 will reveal just how essential Wi-Fi has become to our daily lives.

It’s no longer just the obvious devices such as laptops, tablets and phones that we connect to the internet through Wi-Fi; increasingly, everything from refrigerators and thermostats to baby monitors and even the cars in our garages may be Wi-Fi connected.

This trend is only accelerating. In fact, some estimates suggest that by 2022, there will be more than 13 internet-enabled devices per person in the United States, many of which will connect through Wi-Fi — and thus are dependent upon “unlicensed spectrum” — the wireless communication bands that enables Wi-Fi operations.

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