Remarks of FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel at the 2022 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium

Federal Communications Commission Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel spoke at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) 2022 Spectrum Policy Symposium on September 19. Rosenworcel made it a point to discuss how far the FCC has come in the last 5 years in its dealings with spectrum policy and auctions. Her speech focused on the future of the FCC's relationship with the spectrum and spectrum-related policies, initiatives, rule-making, and innovation. "We will see fresh competition in the delivery of household broadband, increasing the number of ways families get online," said Rosenworcel. "Plus, using next-generation wireless technology in the power, transportation, and manufacturing sectors could lead to emissions savings that could help put us on course to reach future climate targets." The chairwoman stated that the FCC will continue to "reset spectrum policy in the United States so we continue to lead the world in wireless," through the following efforts: 

  • Extending the FCC's Auction Authority: it has been through auctioning that spectrum and wireless technologies have been a powerful engine for wireless innovation and economic growth.
  • Creating More Mid-Band Spectrum: mid-band airways are essential for 5G services to reach everyone, everywhere
  • Consider Receiver Performance in the Realm of Spectrum Security and Future-Proofing : deployment of older receiver technology denies the introduction of new services but also can degrade the spectrum environment, lessening innovative and economic potential. 

You can find Chairwoman Rosenworcel's remarks here

Remarks of Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel at the 2022 NTIA Spectrum Policy Symposium, Washington, D.C.