FreedomWorks Statement in Response to the FCC’s Proposal for 5.9 GHz Spectrum

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to re-allocate spectrum in the 5.9 GHz band, Dan Savickas, FreedomWorks’ Regulatory Policy Manager, commented:

“The liberation of spectrum has been a key part of so many of the technological innovations that improve the daily lives of the American people. Twenty years ago, the government allocated 75 megahertz to develop dedicated short-range communications (DSRC) for vehicle safety. In the decades since, this technology has not panned out.

“Meanwhile, technology like WiFi has exploded and become a staple of American life. WiFi demonstrates the value spectrum holds when used properly. It is time for our public officials to recognize the mistakes of the past and open up this spectrum for other uses to prevent it from being wasted on this failed experiment. We thank Chairman Pai for taking initiative in this matter and are looking forward to participating in any public comment period.”

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