Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology of the Committee on Energy and Commerce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, Second Session, December 12, 2012 [open pdf - 8MB]
This is the December 12, 2012 hearing on "Keeping the New Broadband Spectrum Law on Track" held before the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce. From the opening statement of Greg Walden: "Look, we are here today to check on the progress at the Federal Communications Commission [FCC] at following the law and implementing the incentive auction legislation Congress passed last year. Not only does this new law hold the potential to unleash new technology and create hundreds of thousands of American jobs, but it also is the source to fund the build-out of the interoperable broadband public safety network. That is an important process for our police and firefighters. It is important that we get this done. It was one of the remaining items of the 9/11 Commission that lingered for session after session after session until our subcommittee and our full committee finally got this across the line. While I am not about to micromanage how the FCC operates your auction, I do expect the FCC will follow the law, including maximizing the proceeds from the auction. Not only does our leadership of the wireless world hinge on the agency's efforts, so, too, does the fate of the public safety broadband network. Making this a successful auction is a goal I know each and every one of us shares." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Julius Genachowski, Robert M. McDowell, Mignon Clyburn, Jessica Rosenworcel, and Ajit Pai.
Serial No. 112-184
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