The following statement is attributable to Julie Kearney, vice president
of regulatory affairs at the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®,
regarding today's Federal Communications Commission (FCC) report on the
potential challenges and costs associated with TV channel repacking
under the 600 MHz TV broadcast spectrum incentive auction process:
"No one ever said that planning and executing the world's first-ever TV
broadcast spectrum incentive auction would be easy. Nonetheless, the FCC
repeatedly demonstrates that it's clearly ready for the challenge.
"More and more consumer technology devices, services and related
products connect to each other and online to provide the
'anywhere/anytime' access to information, entertainment and our friends
and families that consumers demand. These smart devices need ample
spectrum to communicate with their surroundings and each other, but
we're now facing a nationwide shortfall. This auction presents a
tremendous opportunity to free up that valuable and much-needed spectrum.
"Today's report proves the FCC is completely transparent in its
preparations to address the numerous complex issues before it. CEA and
our members stand ready to help the Commission ensure a successful
auction and repacking process."
The Consumer Electronics Association (EA) is the technology trade
association representing the $208 billion U.S. consumer electronics
industry. More than 2,000 companies enjoy the benefits of CEA
membership, including legislative advocacy, market research, technical
training and education, industry promotion, standards development and
the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CEA also owns and
produces the International CES - The Global Stage for Innovation. All
profits from CES are reinvested into CEA's industry services. Find CEA
online at www.CE.org,
and through social media: http://www.ce.org/social.
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