WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House Energy & Commerce Communications & Technology Subcommittee marked up legislation to authorize voluntary spectrum auctions to repurpose broadcast spectrum for mobile use.
The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future:
“We appreciate Chairman Walden and the subcommittee’s efforts today to move legislation forward to make additional wireless spectrum available to keep pace with exploding consumer demand. With the FCC predicting a spectrum crunch by 2013 for the nation’s 300 million wireless consumers, the clock is ticking. We strongly urge Congress to enact legislation to bring more wireless spectrum online as quickly as possible.”
Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future (www.mobilefuture.org), served as chief information officer at the United States Information Agency during the Clinton administration.