Tags: net | neutrality | fcc

FCC Focus on Net Neutrality Ignores Bigger Problem

Wednesday, 12 Jan 2011 09:14 AM

By Grover Norquist

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
From the ATR website.

Over the past year, the Federal Communications Commission spent much of its time and energy crafting completely unnecessary Net neutrality Internet regulations, while drastically more important policies for advancing technology and telecommunications sat on the sidelines.

Perhaps the most important issue ignored by the government is increasing the amount of spectrum available for mobile broadband.

Consumer demand for data on cell phones, tablets, and laptops is growing at 250 percent per year, but the FCC has moved at snail's pace to free up wireless spectrum to deliver it.

As a result, FCC inaction to liberate spectrum and inefficient control and use of spectrum by other federal agencies are precipitating a “spectrum crunch.”

Digital Liberty, a special project of ATR, has released a new policy paper called “Liberating Spectrum: Reforming Government Control of Spectrum to Expand Mobile Broadband.”

The paper calls for freeing spectrum from government agency control, auctioning off unused spectrum, and using incentive auctions to free up other spectrum currently held by the private sector. The revenue collected through such auctions can pay down deficits or improve technology in public safety.






© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Small Businesses Hit Hard by Internet Sales Tax

Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 13:46 PM

It is essential to small business owners throughout the country that an Internet sales tax not become law. . . .

Boehner Stands Firm Against Internet Tax

Monday, 08 Dec 2014 16:50 PM


Last Wednesday, House Speaker John Boehner stood firm against an Internet sales tax. . . .

Essential to Preserve Earmark Ban

Tuesday, 02 Dec 2014 11:38 AM

The earmark ban is too important to be bogged down in unintended consequences and mission creep. ATR looks forward to wo . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved