Mobile Future

House to Vote on Spectrum Inventory Act

Congress is making progress on important legislation that is near and dear to Mobile Future’s heart – the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act.  This week, the House passed the bill, which is co-sponsored by Rep. Rick Boucher (D-Va.), and charges the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration to account how and where private stakeholders are using spectrum. It is expected to be passed by the Senate and signed into law soon.  Mobile Future Chairman Jonathan Spalter issued the following statement in response to the bill’s passage:

“We applaud the passage of the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act in the House. With wireless Internet usage projected to grow at 100 times the rate of wireless voice traffic over the next 10 years, spectrum is a precious resource. The passage of this bill helps pave the way to make more spectrum available quickly and responsibly to keep pace with consumer demand and enable the next wave of mobile innovation and economic opportunities.”

You can read more about spectrum here.