Mobile Future Statement on FCC Open Meeting

October 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Federal Communications Commission held an open meeting, voting on items related to the acceleration of broadband deployment by improving wireless facilities siting policies and the use of spectrum bands above 24 GHz for mobile radio services.

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

“Today, the FCC took a positive step forward by streamlining the rules associated with the facilities siting process.  By easing regulatory burdens to accelerate broadband deployment, the Commission will encourage innovation and investment in our nation’s mobile networks and help industry better meet the needs of its customers.

We also support the Commission’s decision to open an inquiry into using spectrum above 24 GHz for mobile services. As the wireless community continues to search for new ways to provide services, these spectrum bands should be explored despite previously being beyond the limits of technology.

Mobile Future and our members join American consumers everywhere in applauding the Commissioners and staff at the FCC for these forward-looking initiatives.”