About WIA
The Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA) is a broad-based group of innovators, providers, consumer groups, think tanks and education organizations that believe that more efficient use and expanded access to the nation’s spectrum resources are fundamental to the future of U.S. economic policy and global competitiveness, and that we face potential spectrum scarcities in both licensed and unlicensed bands that must be addressed in order for innovation and investment to move forward.

WIA members are committed to working with policymakers to ensure the most efficient, effective and flexible use of spectrum - including “innovation bands” like the newly-authorized Super WiFi to fuel growing demand and new technologies. A balanced, flexible, market-driven policy framework, incorporating licensed and unlicensed allocations alike, offers the best path to accommodate legitimate interests in promoting spectrum efficiency and innovation.

Our Principles

  • Seek solutions that address spectrum scarcity in both licensed and unlicensed bands
  • Drive efficient spectrum use by supporting the deployment of smart radio technology
  • Support more efficient and shared use of underutilized spectrum
  • Protect and promote unlicensed spectrum, including Super WiFi, frequencies nationwide
Spectrum, and specifically, the most efficient and expansive use of this most valuable natural resource, is fundamental to the future of U.S. economic growth, and global competitiveness. United States spectrum policy must also be efficient and flexible as well, so that we can encourage and accommodate new and innovative ways to meet the growing demand for wireless services and applications, and the growing inability - in both licensed and unlicensed bands - to meet that demand.
 
" From @MAIN_WNC's @WallyBowen: "@FCC's choice: Lock down innovation or unleash competition" | http://t.co/vxb1WzObHV "
1:46 AM Mar 20