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Open source software can make wireless devices more valuable and useful, introducing innovative new features, faster and more secure communications, and powerful options for households or small businesses. But an FCC proposal aimed at regulating radio frequencies could wipe out these free software projects—unless you speak up today.
Router manufacturers are notoriously slow about updating their software—even with critical security fixes on the way. Under the FCC's proposal, you could have no alternative to running out-of-date and vulnerable firmware.
Independent developers and researchers continuously find ways to improve wireless connections, from enhancing mesh networks to eliminating buffer bloat.
Individuals and small businesses frequently need to customize their wireless devices to suit their needs. Those user choices shouldn't be collateral damage of an overly broad FCC rule.