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CEA Applauds FCC Rules On 700 MHz Spectrum


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today voted to adopt auction and service rules for the 700 MHz spectrum. In addition to allocating spectrum to public safety organizations, the rules also would allow consumers to connect to new wireless networks using the devices and applications of their choice.

The following statement can be attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®:

“CEA commends the Commission for adopting rules regarding public safety and new wireless uses in the spectrum to be vacated by broadcasters at the successful completion of the transition to digital television. CEA has long supported consumers’ right to connect their choice of devices to networks so long as these devices cause no harm.

With today’s decision, consumers will soon enjoy the right to attach devices and download applications of their choosing to a portion of this spectrum. We urge the Commission to ensure that the auction of this spectrum remains on track so that consumers can quickly begin enjoying the benefits realized by the timely conclusion of the DTV transition.”


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