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Background: Today, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) and Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) along with 40 of their colleagues sent a letter to the House and Senate negotiators on the payroll tax bill supporting the use of unlicensed spectrum in any discussions.
The letter is here.
The following statement is attributed to Harold Feld, legal director of Public Knowledge:
"Rep. Eshoo and Chairman Issa and their colleagues have made a persuasive case for making certain that unlicensed spectrum is included in any larger spectrum agreements used to pay for the extension of payroll tax relief.
"As they point out, there is already plenty of spectrum available for auction for licensed uses in the TV bands, and that unlicensed spectrum is just what entrepreneurs and small businesses need to produce innovative devices and services that contribute billions to our nation's economy.
"We thank Rep. Eshoo and Chairman Issa and their colleagues for their leadership on this important item that's vital to the national economy, and hope that the Congressional negotiators will see the value of their arguments."