Presidential Panel Urges More Flexible Use of Spectrum – NYTimes.com

Presidential Panel Urges More Flexible Use of Spectrum - NYTimes.com

SAN FRANCISCO — A just-completed report from a presidential advisory committee urges President Obama to adopt new computer technologies to make better use of a huge swath of the radio spectrum now controlled by federal agencies.

The shift, which could be accomplished by presidential signature — and without Congressional involvement — would relieve spectrum congestion caused by the popularity of smartphones, and generate far more revenue for the federal government than auctioning spectrum to wireless carriers, according to the authors of the report.

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