CTIA Petitions FCC for More Commercial Spectrum
Today the CTIA wireless association filed a letter with the Federal Communications Commission asking it for access to more spectrum for commercial use. In the letter, the CTIA urged the FCC "to commit to identifying and allocating a significant amount of spectrum — with a goal of at least 800MHz — for licensed commercial wireless services... Such an allocation would be an important step towards meeting rapidly accelerating demand and maintaining U.S. leadership in the global mobile broadband marketplace." The CTIA labels airwaves a critical resource, and says they must be freed up immediately to prepare for the future wireless broadband needs as the adoption of wireless data services continues to grow exponentially.