Earlier today, Representatives Doris Matsui, Brett Guthrie, Adam Smith, and Duncan Hunter introduced the Efficient Use of Government Spectrum Act. As our nation puts together the pieces of the puzzle necessary to address the spectrum shortage for mobile broadband, this is exactly the type of bill that brings several of those pieces together.
It is going to take hard work by Congress, the FCC, NTIA, and all government agencies to ensure federal spectrum is used in its most efficient manner. This bill makes available some of that spectrum that will be freed up from more efficient use. It helps address the American consumers spectrum needs, it creates revenue for the Treasury, and will spur private sector investment and job creation. ITI applauds these Members of Congress for their work on this issue and for the introduction of this important legislation.