Eshoo Statement on FCC Proposed Spectrum Auction Rules

Statement

By:  Anna Eshoo
Date: Sept. 28, 2012
Location: Washington, DC

Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (D-Palo Alto), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, released the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved a notice of proposed rulemaking for an incentive auction of broadcast television spectrum:

"The FCC's adoption of a proposed rulemaking to implement a voluntary incentive spectrum auction begins the process of fulfilling Congress's vision for fast, ubiquitous broadband to all Americans. The proposal recognizes the need for a competitive wireless landscape and the importance of a nationwide block of spectrum dedicated to unlicensed innovation. The Commission's action today lays the foundation for a 21st century spectrum policy that will drive American innovation, create new jobs and increase consumer choice."