Comments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Communications Act Update

April 25, 2014

ITIF filed comments with the House Energy and Commerce Committee making a number of recommendations related to spectrum policy under a Communications Act Update. ITIF recommended an Update continue down the path of liberalizing spectrum management and attempt to decentralize interference mitigation to licensees. Numerous other recommendations included an expanded role for unlicensed in higher spectrum bands that can accommodate user-controlled devices, and that the Committee work towards a structure to incentivize more efficient use of federal spectrum, favoring relinquishment where economically feasible.