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Today the White House issued an executive order calling for federal agencies to enhance the "efficiency and use of their spectrum to satisfy the demand of business and consumer broadband users."
Last year, Consumer Federation of America estimated that spectrum sharing technologies contribute over $50 billion each year to the economy through sales of devices and supporting wireless services. Cisco has estimated that one-third of global wireless traffic passes through shared spectrum technologies such as WiFi, and that the percentage of wireless data traffic flowing over shared spectrum will only continue to grow.
For the past three years, Public Knowledge has advocated for federal spectrum sharing. It is exactly the kind of return the public deserves in the management of "public airwaves."
The following can be attributed to Harold Feld, Senior Vice President: