Arlington, Va. - The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) said that it commends the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on reforming the nation's wireless spectrum laws.
The following statement was issued by CEA president/CEO Gary Shapiro: "We will continue to work with the committee on the legislative language pertaining to unlicensed spectrum. We believe unlicensed spectrum is an indispensable means for bringing new products and services to the marketplace, and it should be accessible to innovators and entrepreneurs both large and small.
"We applaud the bipartisan inclusion of voluntary incentive auction authority in the draft legislation discussed today by the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. CEA has long advocated for these auctions to be held so more spectrum can be used for wireless broadband -- a basic necessity for enabling American technology leadership in the 21st century."