The FCC has made some good and bad choices in the past. While overall they do their job quite well, sometimes they make a poor decision. Once such decision is the idea to require device makers with WiFi devices to lock down the RF-controlling software on those devices to prevent users from installing the software of their choice.
This means not only routers, but also many phones, tablets, laptops, and any number of new devices that are WiFi capable would now be required to implement a DRM system that prevents users from modifying the operating system and/or firmware on those devices.
Do not allow this FCC regulation suggestion to pass! This will limit innovation in wireless networks, and impact robotics development!
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