WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House-Senate payroll taxconference committee today reported out a payroll tax cut package that includes legislation authorizing the Federal Communications Commission to conduct voluntary spectrum auctions to repurpose broadcast spectrum for mobile use.
The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future:
“This spectrum legislation is a very good step forward to help meet the growing demands of 300 million U.S.mobile consumers who are increasingly using their wireless devices to connect virtually every aspect of their daily lives. We appreciate the significant commitment on Capitol Hill and in the Administration to advance this important legislation. We also appreciate efforts to ensure that consumers served by all eligible wireless carriers will have the opportunity to benefit from additional spectrum resources in upcoming auctions. We look forward to working with the FCC as it begins its work to repurpose the spectrum as quickly as possible to ensure continued mobile innovation and 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.
Additional information about Mobile Future can be found at www.mobilefuture.org