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Future IoT Success Depends on Access to Spectrum, CTA Says

Arlington, VA – March 3, 2016 – 

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, regarding the introduction of the “Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things” Act, also known as the DIGIT Act:
“The Internet of Things (IoT) connects everyday objects – such as thermostats, refrigerators and even whole factories of equipment – to the Internet, providing enormous personal, economic and societal benefits. The IoT saves consumers time and money and will drive economic growth. And this is just the beginning – as more and more companies begin investing in IoT, there is no telling what the future holds.
“CTA commends Senators Deb Fischer, Kelly Ayotte, Cory Booker and Brian Schatz for introducing the DIGIT Act. This bipartisan bill will bring together interested stakeholders from the federal government and private sector to give Congress recommendations. With support across the aisle, the DIGIT Act is a step in the right direction to ensure the IoT industry has access to the spectrum it needs to continue to grow and change our lives for the better.”


About the Consumer Technology Assocation

Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, formerly Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)®, is the trade association representing the $287 billion U.S. consumer technology industry. More than 2,200 companies – 80 percent are small businesses and startups; others are among the world’s best known brands – enjoy the benefits of CTA membership including policy advocacy, market research, technical education, industry promotion, standards development and the fostering of business and strategic relationships. CTA also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technology. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.