WASHINGTON, D.C. –The House Communications and Technology Subcommittee held a hearing today on “Using Spectrum to Advance Public Safety, Promote Broadband, Create Jobs, and Reduce the Deficit.”
The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future:
“Today’s hearing is a good step forward in the process to discern the most efficient means of making spectrum available to keep pace with evolving consumer needs. The wireless sector plays a critical role in transforming our nation’s economy. Making more spectrum available will help spur continued investment and new economic opportunities as the U.S. maintains its role as a leader in the global economy.
“We appreciate Chairman Walden’s leadership and recognition of the urgency for making additional wireless spectrum available in the commercial market. The spectrum clock is ticking for wireless consumers and we strongly urge lawmakers to move this process forward quickly to help ensure affordable, high-speed wireless broadband access for all Americans.”
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.
Additional information about Mobile Future can be found at www.mobilefuture.org.