WASHINGTON, D.C. – The debt ceiling package put forth by Senate Democrats includes spectrum reform, specifically incentive auctions that would yield significant new net savings. The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chairman of Mobile Future:
“The proposal set forth by Senate Democrats clearly recognizes that the new revenues generated from incentive auctions will be a winning proposition for American consumers, the U.S. economy and our global competitiveness. “This deficit-reducing proposal reflects insight from members of the FCC, leading economists and wireless technology experts, all of whom have cautioned a spectrum crunch is looming and the most efficient way to meet growing consumer demand and deliver cutting-edge, innovative services to consumers, is to move forward with incentive auctions to get more wireless spectrum to the marketplace as soon as possible.”
Additional information about Mobile Future can be found at www.mobilefuture.org.