Wireless Industry News » It's Official: Obama Signs Spectrum, Public Safety Bill
President Barack Obama has signed a payroll tax cut extension bill that includes provisions allowing the FCC to auction off television spectrum and the long-awaited creation of a national mobile broadband network for public safety.
Obama's signature made the highly anticipated legislation official this week after it passed the House and Senate last week.
The bill includes a number of items pertaining to the wireless industry.
It gives the FCC authority to conduct voluntary auctions of television broadcast spectrum and makes it easier to upgrade telecommunications equipment on existing towers, among other provisions.
It also sets aside the 700 MHz D Block for public safety and provides $7 billion in federal funding for the construction of a nationwide, interoperable LTE network. Read the Full Article