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CEA Applauds Inclusion of Voluntary Incentive Spectrum Auctions as Part of Conference Report
Arlington, VA – 02/16/2012 – The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)® today applauds the Conferees for inclusion of language authorizing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to hold voluntary incentive spectrum auctions in the final conference report.

"CEA has long advocated for the passage of legislation that authorizes the FCC to hold voluntary incentive spectrum auctions,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “Today we commend the Conferees for including voluntary spectrum auctions in the conference report and urge quick passage by the House and Senate. Such auctions will not only bring much needed revenue to the U.S. Treasury, but they will also promote innovation and spur job creation in America. This congressional action advances the deployment of a 21st century wireless broadband infrastructure, helping to ensure that the United States remains the world’s leading Internet innovator.”


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The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) is the preeminent trade association promoting growth in the $195 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, and through social media:   .

Categories:  Public Policy & Government Affairs  — Tags:  FCC, "Federal Communications Commision", "voluntary incentive spectrum auctions"

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