WASHINGTON – The White House released President Obama's memorandum on spectrum policy today (June 14), and Verizon Communications issued the following statement:
“Today’s presidential memorandum is another positive step toward setting a national spectrum policy. Further exploring ways for federal government-spectrum users to more efficiently use spectrum they have been assigned, as well as for developing appropriate sharing between commercial- and government-spectrum users, should bring much needed wireless spectrum to the consumer marketplace. Verizon Wireless has invested in efforts to study how sharing in certain bands of spectrum might take place. These are worthy efforts that should continue, and we are committed to this ongoing work with the administration, Congress and other players in the wireless market.
“It is critical, however, that the important work being done to identify and clear government spectrum for auction continue, and we are encouraged that the president has recognized that this effort is important. We thank the administration for laying out a clear path that will help bring more spectrum to consumers of wireless services, where it will allow the U.S. to maintain its global leadership position in wireless innovation.”