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Genachowski and Strickling Meet to Discuss Spectrum Policy

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WASHINGTON, June 14, 2010 – With spectrum policy, playing a major role in the national broadband plan the Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications & Information Administration will have to increase their cooperation. Towards that end, FCC Chair Julius Genachowski met with NTIA Administrator Lawrence Strickling to discuss increased cooperation between the agencies.

Chairman Genachowski said, “I am very pleased with our discussion on spectrum transparency and other critical issues and look forward to our continued collaboration with NTIA. Working together we will find the means to maximize spectrum use, which in turn will create jobs, unleash investment, and promote economic growth.”

Assistant Secretary Strickling said, “Expanding access to broadband Internet is a key element of President Obama’s strategy to create durable, sustainable economic growth. To do this, we must make the most efficient use of spectrum while protecting critical federal operations. The FCC is our partner in addressing this challenge, and we had a productive meeting. I am very optimistic about the progress NTIA and the FCC can make through our work together.”

Rahul Gaitonde has been writing for since the fall of 2009, and in May of 2010 he became Deputy Editor. He was a fellow at George Mason University’s Long Term Governance Project, a researcher at the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology and worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University, where his research focused on the economic and social benefits of broadband expansion. He has written extensively about Universal Service Fund reform, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act


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