PublishedOctober 15, 2008

CCIA Pleased With White Spaces Announcement

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is issuing the following statement in response to FCC Chairman Martin’s announcement that he wants to allow portable devices to use the white spaces between TV broadcast channels for wireless and broadband. This can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black:

“We are very pleased if this important step is taken toward spectrum reform that will make new frequencies available for all sorts of innovation and new applications that will lead to economic growth across the nation. This growth can especially help areas underserved by legacy infrastructure.”

“We are optimistic the voice of reason will now rise above the static in Washington to harvest the static between the broadcast stations. White spaces are likely the last best chance to make wireless spectrum available broadly that promotes universal access and robust competition.”

 

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