Statement of NCTA – The Internet & Television Association Regarding the Spectrum Innovation Act of 2021

The Spectrum Innovation Act of 2021 demonstrates a balanced approach to making critical mid-band spectrum in the 3.1-3.45 GHz band available for commercial use. In consultation with relevant federal partners, the legislation would allow this band to be modeled after the successful 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service shared-use approach, which has been proven to protect the important federal uses of the band, garnered an unprecedented number of auction participants, and supports a wide range of use cases.  NCTA applauds Chairman Doyle and Representative Matsui for their introduction of this timely and important bill.