Statement on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's speech on broadband competition
Sep. 4, 2014  |   Wireless Innovation Alliance

At a speech today on the future of broadband held at Washington's start-up hub 1776, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler acknowledged the critical role unlicensed spectrum plays in growing competition in the broadband marketplace stating that the FCC’s “efforts to expand the amount of unlicensed spectrum creates alternative competitive pathways.” Just as the start-ups housed by 1776 depend on low barriers to entry and openness, so do technology innovators who rely on unlicensed spectrum including TV white spaces as the critical “innovation bands” that must be protected in order to promote spectrum efficiency, fuel technological advancement and bring the benefits of broadband to all Americans.

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Wireless Innovation Alliance // 2:23 PM EST// Jun. 16
Earlier today, Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Anna Eshoo (D-CA) sent the attached letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler on the importance of establishing the technical rules necessary to allow unlicensed use of the 600 MHz band. The Wireless Innovation Alliance (WIA) released the statement below in response. More
The Hill // 9:25 AM EST// Jun. 16
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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.
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