Mobile Future

Mobile Future Statement on House Passage of the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act (HR 3125). The bill charges the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration with conducting an inventory of how spectrum is being used, by whom and how efficiently.

The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future:

“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.”

Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future (www.mobilefuture.org), served as chief information officer at the United States Information Agency during the Clinton administration.

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Mobile Future is a broad-based coalition of businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals interested in, and dedicated to, advocating for an environment in which innovations in wireless technology and services are enabled and encouraged. Its mission is to educate the public and key decision makers on innovations in the wireless industry that have transformed the way Americans work and play, and to advocate continued investment in wireless technologies.