Rockefeller Statement on Pres. Obama Actions to Boost Wireless Broadband

June 14, 2013

JDR waving reportWASHINGTON, D.C.— Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV today released the following statement after President Obama announced a series of initiatives that will help to maximize the use of spectrum and expand the availability of spectrum for innovative commercial uses.

“Spectrum is the lifeblood of our Nation’s wireless economy. It is a scarce public resource that must be used wisely. That’s why I applaud today’s Presidential Memorandum: it represents an innovative new strategy to help meet our Nation’s growing spectrum needs. Providing greater transparency; directing federal agencies to be more efficient and to provide data on their actual spectrum use; calling for incentives for federal users to share or relinquish spectrum are all critical to identifying more spectrum.”