Press Release | February 28, 2020

CTA Applauds FCC Decision to Use TV White Spaces for Broadband Access

Jennifer Drogus
The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, regarding the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to allow for improved broadband coverage in rural and underserved areas by allowing more access to “TV White Spaces” for unlicensed wireless services:
“Today’s FCC decision proposing to leverage TV white spaces for broadband access is a critical step toward ensuring connectivity for all communities.  This is an innovative solution supported in the Consumer Technology Association’s latest best-selling book, Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation. As I wrote in Ninja Future, ‘Opening this spectrum for broadband use can bring the benefits and opportunities of broadband to rural citizens.’ This cost-effective, reliable solution will help innovation flourish in every corner of our country.  I thank FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for his dedicated work on this important issue.”