A bill to make more spectrum available for both licensed and unlicensed use.
Washington – CompTIA, the Computing Technology Industry Association, released the following statement after the Senate Commerce Committee unanimously approved the MOBILE NOW Act. The bill would take a number of steps towards making more spectrum available for both licensed and unlicensed such as and finding new ways to incentivize federal agencies to relinquish or share their spectrum. It would also implement a federal dig-once policy to improve broadband deployment nationwide. The following statement should be attributed to Elizabeth Hyman, Executive Vice President, CompTIA:
“We would like to thank the Senate Commerce Committee for moving this important piece of legislation forward. Demand for wireless broadband is showing no signs of slowing down, and the MOBILE NOW Act will help make more spectrum available for both licensed and unlicensed use to meet this ever-increasing demand. We hope that the Senate will take this bill up on the floor soon and move this bill ever-closer to becoming law.
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