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TIA Applauds the Re-Introduction of the Wi-Fi Innovation Act

Arlington, Va. (February 10, 2015) – The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), the leading association representing the manufacturers and suppliers of high-tech communications networks, today applauded Sens. Rubio (R-FL) and Booker (D-NJ) for re-introducing the bipartisan Wi-Fi Innovation Act.

The Wi-Fi Innovation Act would require the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to move forward on testing for unlicensed operations in the 5.9 GHz band. As the sponsors noted, the Wi-Fi Innovation Act aims to provide more unlicensed spectrum use in order to bolster innovation, spur economic development and increase connectivity.

TIA CEO Scott Belcher commented, “The U.S. is in vital need of more spectrum in order to meet unprecedented and growing demand for video, data, Wi-Fi connectivity and more. The Innovation Act identifies meaningful steps to help alleviate the spectrum crunch that threatens the advancement of global communications.

“TIA supports efforts to work towards a workable spectrum sharing solution for the 5.9 GHz band, and agrees that sharing proposals need to be thoroughly tested, leading to the creation of a record that can be the basis for regulatory action. We thank Senators Rubio and Booker for their sponsorship of the Wi-Fi Innovation Act and look forward to working with them on this important legislation.”

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