Genachowski Gives "Top Priority" to New Wireless Spectrum
Citing an expected 30-fold increase in wireless communications usage, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is promising to seek more efficient spectrum regulation, including the reallocation of airwaves and encouragement of new technology such as smart antennas. Speaking at the CTIA Wireless Association's "I.T. and Entertainment" conference in San Diego last week, Genechowski focused on ideas that will speed up deployment of fourth generation (4G) wireless services, including tactics to assure broadband roaming services and high-capacity services in urban and rural areas.
Genachowski's speech, "America's Mobile Broadband Future," envisions a business with many new devices and capabilities.
"At the FCC," he said, "we ...recognize that mobile is central to our mission. No sector of the communications industry holds greater potential to enhance America's economic competitiveness, spur job creation, and improve the quality of our lives." He said his goals are to foster innovation and investment, promote competition and empower and protect consumers.''