Technology Company Coalition Wants More Airwaves for Smartphones, Tablets
December 12, 2012 8:43 AM
comment(s) - last by
Technology firms want some of the bandwidth allotted to federal agencies
A coalition of technology companies -- including some of the biggest names in the industry such as Apple, Samsung, and Intel -- have drafted a letter to Congress asking for more airwaves to be provided for smartphone and tablet computers.
The FCC is
currently working on laws
that would allow it to sell off some of the airwaves that TV stations currently own and allow cellular carriers to use the bandwidth. However, the companies believe that more options will be necessary to feed the [mobile] beast.
The coalition said in the letter, "authorizing new spectrum auctions is timely and relevant" with respect to the
debate over the fiscal cliff
The technology companies are urging both Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate technology committees to consider auctioning some the spectrum currently used by federal agencies.
"Now is the time to ensure the incentive auctions are as robust and successful as possible at liberating spectrum. We should also turn our collective attention on ways to reap the economic benefits of underutilized federal spectrum assets," the companies wrote.
The coalition suggests that Congress should offer incentives to federal users to push them into becoming "more efficient, to share with one another, to vacate, or to lease their spectrum." The technology firms also believe that spectrum-efficient technologies will not be able to meet the increasing demand for mobile data, adding, "as technology companies, we joined this debate because policymakers need to know that we cannot simply engineer our way out of this problem.”
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: timely and relevant
12/12/2012 11:03:49 AM
"Well Nevermind" in sotto Emily Litella voice.
I thought both limits were in bits when I read it.
“Then they pop up and say ‘Hello, surprise! Give us your money or we will shut you down!' Screw them. Seriously, screw them. You can quote me on that.” -- Newegg Chief Legal Officer Lee Cheng referencing patent trolls
U.S. Science Programs Could Fall Behind Via Fiscal Cliff's Sequestration of Federal Funds
November 26, 2012, 10:12 PM
FCC Pledges $300M USD for Carriers, Delivering 3G/4G to Uncovered Areas
May 3, 2012, 8:06 PM
Call-capable Samsung Gear S Smartwatch Launches Nov 7 in U.S.
October 30, 2014, 12:45 PM
Lenovo Completes $2.91B Acquisition of Motorola
October 30, 2014, 11:57 AM
Samsung Electronics Q3 Profit Falls by 60%, Mobile Division Sees 74% Profit Decline
October 30, 2014, 10:10 AM
Microsoft's $199 Fitness Band Packs in 10 Sensors, Works with Windows Phone, iOS, and Android
October 30, 2014, 8:58 AM
Google’s Project Ara Modular "LEGO" Smartphone Shown Booting Up on Video
October 29, 2014, 5:28 PM
After Touting Security, Privacy Controls, MCX/CurrentC Hack Exposes Customer Email Addresses
October 29, 2014, 3:08 PM
Most Popular Articles
Amid Theater Boycott Netflix Defiantly Plans New Movies, Plus 3 TV Shows for 2015
October 24, 2014, 7:30 PM
AT&T Defeats Purpose of New Apple SIM, Locks iPad Air 2 SIMs to Its Network
October 24, 2014, 2:17 PM
CVS, Rite Aid Kill Unofficial Apple Pay Support, Burn Google Wallet Users in the Process
October 25, 2014, 5:26 PM
1 Million Credit Card Activated on Apple Pay Within 72 Hours, Walmart CEO Hopes Visa "Suffers"
October 28, 2014, 8:17 AM
Microsoft's Figures Show Desktop Users Flocking to Windows 10 Preview
October 27, 2014, 11:04 AM
Latest Blog Posts
Costco Gives Employees Thanksgiving Off; Wal-Mart Leads "Black Thursday" Charge
Oct 29, 2014, 9:57 PM
"Bear Selfies" Fad Could Turn Deadly, Warn Nevada Wildlife Officials
Oct 28, 2014, 12:00 PM
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information