According to a recent report from The Hill, a number of companies including Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Intel and RIM are currently pushing Congress for more airwaves for their smartphones and other devices. The companies have been urging Congress to consider auctioning off some of the spectrum currently being used for other purposes.
The Hill writes:
The companies urged the top Democrats and Republicans on the House and Senate technology committees to look into auctioning some of the spectrum currently used by federal agencies. ”Now is the time to ensure the incentive auctions are as robust and successful as possible at liberating spectrum. We should also turn our collective attention on ways to reap the economic benefits of underutilized federal spectrum assets,”