Obama administration seeks more wireless spectrum

Jan 04, 2010

(AP) -- The Obama administration is calling on federal regulators to make more radio spectrum available for wireless Internet services to compete with broadband plans provided by the major phone and cable companies.

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration says wireless connections offer the best hope for injecting new competition into the duopoly market for broadband services in the U.S.

The NTIA, an arm of the Commerce Department, made its stance known on Monday in a letter to the .

The agency is offering its input as the FCC drafts a plan for bringing affordable high-speed Internet access to all Americans. That plan, mandated by last year's stimulus bill, is due next month.

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