Sen Rubio Introduces Wireless Innovation Act


Author: John Eggerton
Coverage Type: reporting
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US Capitol, East Capitol Street, NE and 1st Street, NE, DC, 20515, United States

As promised, Sen Marco Rubio (R-FL) has introduced his Wireless Innovation Act, the first of several bills to increase access to spectrum and boost wireless broadband.

"[W]e must ensure that the federal government uses its spectrum in an efficient and responsible manner, and we must free up additional spectrum for commercial use," said Sen Rubio on June 12. He had signaled the bills in a speech outlining his comprehensive broadband plan.

Sen Rubio is a member of the Senate Communications Subcommittee.

“This legislation accomplishes both goals by directing NTIA to reallocate federal spectrum for commercial use," said Sen Rubio. "The Wireless Innovation Act will also provide transparency on the use and value of federal spectrum and inform the public on how federal entities use a scarce public resource. Passing the Wireless Innovation Act will grow our economy and ensure that consumers continue to enjoy the benefits of wireless technology.”

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