WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Federal Communications Commission held an Open Meeting and voted to amend rules governing the Wireless Communications Services band in an effort to free up more spectrum for mobile services.
The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future:
The Commission’s action today is an important step forward for the growing number of American mobile consumers, for our economy, and for the nation’s wireless innovation community. The revision of the WCS rules will bring the benefits of high-speed 4G LTE mobile broadband to more Americans, and also will help alleviate the spectrum crunch already affecting many wireless users in major cities around the country.
I applaud the Commission for moving so quickly and effectively in ending the uncertainty over use of the band. But we still have much work before us to ensure America’s spectrum assets are effectively allocated, and to achieve President Obama’s national broadband goals. The proactive redeployment of spectrum, as discussed by the Commission today, must remain a high priority.
Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future (http://www.mobilefuture.org), served as chief information officer at the United States Information Agency during the Clinton administration.