Comments to the FCC on Regulation to Wireless Spectrum

September 30, 2009

ITIF Research Fellow Richard Bennett filed comments with the FCC regarding regulatory approaches to licensed and unlicensed wireless spectrum. The filing offers preliminary guidance on encouraging innovation and investment in wireless networks by moving the FCC’s regulatory approach fully into the digital realm. If the Commission fully embraces the work of international standards bodies such as IEEE 802 and its companion organizations such as the Wi-Fi Alliance, a more useful combination of standards and regulations can emerge.