Background: Earlier today, the White House issued an executive order doubling the amount of spectrum now used by the Federal government that will be made available to the private sector. The statement is here.
Also Lawrence Summers, director of the White House National Economic Council, spoke about the announcement here.
The following statement is attributed to Harold Feld, Public Knowledge Legal Director:
“We are pleased that the White House is moving forward to increase the amount of spectrum access for non-federal users. This additional spectrum should eventually translate into more competition in the wireless industry, and more opportunities for consumers.
“We were particularly pleased that Dr. Summers took note of the importance of both licensed and unlicensed spectrum as part of a comprehensive spectrum policy. We look forward to working with the Administration, Congress and the FCC in making these spectrum plans a reality.”
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