News - February 27, 2023

INCOMPAS CEO Applauds House Action on Spectrum Auction Authority Extension

WASHINGTON, D.C. – FEBRUARY 27, 2023 – INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, released the following statement in response to the United States House of Representatives passing H.R. 1108, Extending FCC Spectrum Auction Power, this evening: 

"With the looming March 9 deadline, I'm pleased to see the House act to extend the Commission's auction authority to May 19," said INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering. "While this is a necessary step, I encourage all sides to reach a long-term agreement as soon as possible. Any package that is passed needs to empower the FCC to leverage the nation’s spectrum resources for more licensed and unlicensed broadband use cases, including 5G service. This authority is critical to ensuring we are at the forefront of innovation and remain a global leader in the telecommunications marketplace."