Today, Steve Largent, President and CEO of CTIA – the Wireless Association® sent a letter to FCC Chairman Genachowski, Commissioner McDowell and Commissioner Clyburn addressing implementation of the recently-passed spectrum legislation. A similar letter was sent to NTIA Assistant Secretary Strickling.
The letter applauds the Commission and the Administration for their efforts to enact the recently-passed spectrum legislation and offers CTIA’s support in helping to implement the new law. In particular, the letter calls on the FCC and NTIA to work jointly to conduct auctions of broadcast television spectrum and 30 MHz of additional spectrum in time to meet the National Broadband Plan’s goal of bringing 300 MHz of spectrum to market by 2015.
The letter also offers, for the Commission’s consideration, proposed timelines for conducting these auctions, highlighting the importance of moving quickly in order to meet the National Broadband Plan’s goals and to address the well-recognized spectrum needs of U.S. consumers.