CEA Supports Opportunities to Increase Federal Spectrum Sharing

The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA

Arlington, Va., March 20, 2014 - Today, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® filed comments in response to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy's request for information on providing greater incentives for federal agencies to relinquish spectrum. The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CEA:


"Spectrum fuels innovation. As Americans use more and more smart, connected devices, we must have enough spectrum for them to communicate with their surroundings and with each other.

"Unfortunately, our nation is running out of wireless spectrum. We have to find new ways to meet the ever-growing demand for broadband services and applications. Making federal spectrum available for commercial use is critical to addressing our nation's spectrum needs.

"CEA applauds the White House for seeking ways to meet this objective. The Science and Technology Policy Institute report is an important step toward allowing federal agencies to develop incentive mechanisms to share or relinquish spectrum, while still meeting the agencies' mission-critical communications needs."

About CEA:
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the technology trade association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical training and education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA online at CE.org, DeclareInnovation.com

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