At U.S. wireless convention, spectrum is on everyone’s mind

September 8, 2014


In a speech on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler is likely to acknowledge those pleas in a discussion expected to focus on wireless market competition, including the importance of upcoming spectrum auctions. “All eyes and all ears will be on Chairman Wheeler as he concretely addresses where we’re going next on the critical auctions … and also where the government is making advances in the broader spectrum issues,” said Jonathan Spalter, chair of Mobile Future, a coalition with a focus on industry spectrum needs. President Barack Obama last year called on federal agencies to share more of their airwaves with companies, a process that has been slow to start particularly due to the military’s security concerns.