ARLINGTON, Va. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The following statement is attributable to Julie Kearney, vice president of regulatory affairs, Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, following comments filed today with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in response to its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding voluntary broadcast spectrum auctions:
“More spectrum means better and more innovative wireless devices and services, more jobs, and a stronger U.S. economy. The FCC faces a monumental, but very achievable, task. We look forward to working with the FCC as it crafts the rules and procedures for this historic auction.”
In its comments, CEA urged the FCC to embrace four key principles to ensure a successful broadcast incentive auction:
CEA also offered in its comments specific feedback regarding implementation of the reverse and forward auctions, how to design the band plan, and recommendations for unlicensed use of recovered spectrum, among other issues.
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