Mobile Future

Mobile Future Coalition Welcomes Spectrum Inventory Initiative

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Chairmen Henry A. Waxman (D. Calif.) and Rick Boucher (D. VA), and Ranking Members Joe Barton (R. Texas) and Cliff Stearns (R. Fla), have introduced H.R. 3125, the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act – a bill that would direct the FCC and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration to conduct an inventory of spectrum use and annually consider recommending the reallocation of any underutilized frequencies. It is similar in some respects to a Senate bill introduced in March that was passed by the Senate Commerce Committee today. The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, Chairman of the Mobile Future coalition.

“Radio spectrum is a rare and valuable resource that is vital to the growth and development of advanced mobile communications technologies and services. We welcome this congressional initiative, in both the House and the Senate, to ensure that spectrum is being allocated and used efficiently, to the greatest possible advantage of the U.S. economy and the marketplace.”

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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.