Statement: FCC Incentive Auction

January 19, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – In response to yesterday’s announcement that bidding in the FCC’s incentive auction satisfied the Final Stage Rule, the following statement should be attributed to Diane Smith, interim chair of Mobile Future:

“The FCC’s broadcast incentive auction has reached an important milestone, ensuring that a substantial 70 MHz of spectrum will be repurposed for mobile broadband, and the U.S. Treasury will receive additional billions of dollars in auction proceeds. This achievement is a critical step forward to meeting exploding consumer demand for mobile connectivity and ensuring the United States remains the global leader in wireless and 5G deployment. We look forward to working with the incoming Administration to ensure this vital spectrum is put to use for American consumers as soon as possible.”