Orlando, Fla. - FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski Tuesday brought his call for moving swiftly to free up more wireless spectrum home to a roomful of big fans, the International CTIA show in Orlando, the wireless companies who have been pushing the FCC hard to make that happen.
In his keynote speech, the chairman, using a tablet as a teleprompter, said it was like Tomorrowland had been moved from Disney World to the Orange County Convention Center. "Broadband is no longer a luxury," he said, and unleashing spectrum is a national priority. The broadband adoption rate is 67%, that is too low, he said, and the cost of the U.S.'s competitiveness could be severe.
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