While other nations around the world have invested in the 21st Century technologies critical for fueling the next wave of technological innovation and economic prosperity, America has fallen behind.
At a time of escalating demand for wireless access to the Internet, American consumers need a more competitive wireless industry. Competition leads to innovation which leads to better service and lower prices. Small business and regional providers have been locked out of the wireless market, unable to offer affordable wireless services to their customers. Limited competition has also resulted in vast areas of our country where Americans are unable to take advantage of the benefits of high speed wireless service due to poor coverage or significant cost.
The past two administrations and officials from both sides of the aisle – Republican and Democrat – have called for action to expand the availability to high speed Internet access in our country.
Unfortunately, some special interests are blocking the most promising solution to America’s broadband crisis. In the process they are leaving Americans without a viable option to solve our country’s spectrum crunch. So we must act now.