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Everything You Need to Know About Wireless Spectrum

Spec it out! SPECTRUM is the public airwaves, which Americans use every day. Without spectrum, you can't make cell phone calls, download digital textbooks, email on your smartphone, download an app to your tablet, use a remote control, or listen to the radio. WHY DOES SPECTRUM MATTER NOW? THE SPECTRUM CRUNCH While demand for spectrum is exploding, the amount available for mobile broadband is relatively static. JOB CREATION 771,000 $38b NEW JOBS BY 2015" 35X $46 INCREASE in mobile broadband traffic BY 2015 $300m Without additional spectrum, 2009 2011 PROJECTED 2015 EXPECT DELAYS APPS ECONOMY more dropped calls & slower downloads "According to study by Deloitte REVENUE = JOBS MOBILE DATA EXPLOSION TABLETS 300m 122x ACTIVE CELLPHONES more data than smartphones 24x more data than traditional cellphones SMARTPHONES TRADITIONAL CELLPHONES HOW TO SOLVE THE SPECTRUM CRUNCH Companies can decide to give back underused spectrum. The FCC would auction that spectrum to those that provide wireless broadband services. The volunteers VOLUNTARY INCENTIVE AUCTIONS would retain a portion of the auction proceeds, and the rest of the proceeds would go to the U.S. Treasury. UNDERUSED SPECTRUM NEEDS SPECTRUM - VOLUNTEERS- WIRELESS COMPANIES AUCTIONS AUCTIONEER FC PROFITS RAPARIMENTO ****** 1789 $300 BILLION CONSUMER VOLUNTARY INCENTIVE AUCTION BENEFITS BENEFITS GENERATE AS MUCH AS $3OBILLION 10X PROFITS DRIVES BREAKTHROUGHS ENERGY EFFICENCY THROUGH SMART GRID MOBILE LEARNING LIFE-SAVING REMOTE DIAGNOSTICS TO LEARN MORE, GO TO FCC.GOV BIPARTISAN SUPPORT IN CONGRESS SUPPORTED BY CEOS OF MAJOR AMERICAN COMPANIES Follow us on Twitter @FCC Tell us what you think on our Facebook page 112 LEADING ECONOMISTS t INCLUDING NOBEL LAUREATES BROUGHT TO YOU BY lab TREASURY KO

Everything You Need to Know About Wireless Spectrum

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Spectrum is going to be a hot issue in the upcoming year. Freeing up spectrum is a major part of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) National Broadband Plan, and last week Congress passed ...



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