Mobile Future

Statement on FCC Chairman Genachowski Preview of Working Recommendations in the Broadband Plan

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski previewed working recommendations in the National Broadband Plan for advancing U.S. mobile broadband leadership. Chairman Genachowski announced aggressive action designed to spur global competitiveness, innovation and sustainable high quality job creation in the wireless space.

The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chairman of the Mobile Future Coalition:

“We applaud Chairman Genachowski for recognizing how wireless technology, innovation and its potential are fundamental to the economic future of the United States. The Chairman announced today several aggressive actions to help promote America’s global competiveness, spur new waves of innovation and investment, and create high quality, sustainable jobs. By acknowledging the tremendous potential of mobile broadband in the areas of employment, education, health care, energy, public safety, 21st century government and enhanced civic engagement, the FCC is seizing the moment to build out clear pathways to ongoing growth.

“As the Chairman noted, although we are still in the infancy of mobile broadband, the sector has demonstrated tremendous potential for fundamentally transforming our society and our economy. To ensure continued growth and achieve its ambitious broadband goals, the FCC must stay focused on promoting investment and innovation in our mobile future, and steer clear of policies and red-tape that would prevent these goals.”

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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.