2014

Mobile Future Statement on FCC Debut of National Broadband Plan

WASHINGTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --  Today, the Federal Communications Commission released a National Broadband Plan, as directed by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, designed to stimulate economic growth, spur job creation, foster innovation and investment, and improve education, health care, energy efficiency, homeland security and more.

The following statement should be attributed to Jonathan Spalter, chairman of the Mobile Future Coalition:

"We commend Chairman Genachowski and the broadband team at the FCC for demonstrating the vision and leadership required to tackle the challenging task of creating a National Broadband Plan. We are particularly heartened that the Commission recognizes the critical role wireless technology must play in charting a clear path forward and the need to identify additional spectrum to spur global competitiveness, innovation and sustainable high quality job creation.

"We encourage the Chairman to remain steadfast in his commitment to encouraging a wireless ecosystem that holds the promise of fundamentally transforming our society and our economy.  As the FCC moves toward the Plan's implementation, we urge the Chairman to continue along this bold roadmap to America's future by avoiding barriers that slow deployment, undermine investment, and stifle competition and innovation."

Jonathan Spalter, chairman of the Mobile Future Coalition (www.mobilefuture.org), is a resident of Berkeley and served as chief information officer at the United States Information Agency during the Clinton administration.

For more information about Mobile Future go to  www.mobilefuture.org.

SOURCE Mobile Future



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