The a-band (802.11a) is not open to consumer use in Israel. The iPad is enabled for a/b/g/n. The latter 3 use the 2.4 GHz band, just like (newer) cordless phones. a-band wi-fi uses channels in the 5.0 GHz band, which is not open to consumer use in Israel. The Whale
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from the article: Why has Israel banned the iPad?