ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM, regarding the Senate’s hotline of the MOBILE NOW (Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless) Act:
“As the Senate moves to hotline the MOBILE NOW Act, we remind Senators that supporting this bill will add extra spectrum for commercial use, creating better mobile broadband for consumers and ensuring our wireless future. This Act is critical to the success of our mobile networks, including the development of the next generation of cellular 5G technologies.
“Our mobile economy runs on spectrum, and Americans depend on having enough of this resource to stream Netflix, browse Snapchat and even operate drones and self-driving cars. Our demand for licensed and unlicensed spectrum will continue to grow exponentially, and we need more of both to keep all our devices online – and support future innovations in the U.S.
"We thank Sens. John Thune and Bill Nelson for their leadership on this bill. We urge the Senate to pass the MOBILE NOW Act.”
About Consumer Technology Association:
Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM 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. The Consumer Technology Association also owns and produces CES® – the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. Profits from CES are reinvested into CTA’s industry services.
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