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CTA Applauds the FCC on Close of TV Broadcast Spectrum Incentive Auction

ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

The following statement is attributed to Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™, in regards to the close of the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) TV broadcast spectrum incentive auction.

“Today, the FCC completed an important step in its mission to release more spectrum for wireless broadband – a critical resource for the wireless industry as it continues to find new and innovative ways to meet consumers' growing demand for anytime, anywhere connectivity. We applaud the FCC for its tireless work on the successful execution of the nation’s first TV broadcast spectrum auction. This historic effort navigated hundreds of participants while preserving coverage areas of broadcasters and meeting Congress’ goal of expanding access to wireless broadband. We look forward to seeing new, innovative solutions from the federal government to free-up access to this much-needed resource.”

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Consumer Technology Association (CTA)TM is the trade association representing the $292 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs. 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. CTA 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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