Background: Today, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and
Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) along with 40 of their colleagues sent a letter to
the House and Senate negotiators on the payroll tax bill supporting the use of
unlicensed spectrum in any discussions.
following statement is attributed to Harold Feld, legal director of Public
Eshoo and Chairman Issa and their colleagues have made a persuasive case for
making certain that unlicensed spectrum is included in any larger spectrum
agreements used to pay for the extension of payroll tax relief.
they point out, there is already plenty of spectrum available for auction for
licensed uses in the TV bands, and that unlicensed spectrum is just what
entrepreneurs and small businesses need to produce innovative devices and
services that contribute billions to our nation’s economy.
thank Rep. Eshoo and Chairman Issa and their colleagues for their leadership on
this important item that’s vital to the national economy, and hope that the Congressional
negotiators will see the value of their arguments.”