FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski made that comment Wednesday in a talk at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, moncler jackets as he made the case that America needs to drive universal broadband adoption by the end of the decade – and that to get there, we need incentive spectrum auctions to free up more space for wireless Internet service.
“We need ubiquitous broadband,” he says.
Here are some of the other key points he made in his remarks:
His takeaways from the show: over 3,000 companies on the show floor at CES this year.
Virtually every product on the CES floor is fueled by broadband Internet. Wired and wireless. If you shut off the Internet, virtually nothing on the CES floor would work.
Found on the floor: Smart textbooks, smart appliances, smart thermostats, smart health and fitness equipment.
The value of almost every device at the show goes up as bandwidth goes up.
We need ubiquitous broadband, Moncler Men Vest - Cheap Moncler Jackets he says. That means world-class wired and wireless infrastructure.
If we don’t create innovation zones based on massive broadband, jobs will flow to countries that do.
We need universal broadband adoption
Julius Genachowski: Time for incentive spectrum auctions.
100 million Americans do not have broadband at home.
He says they are taking steps to address the issues.
He says they have removed barriers to wired and wireless broadband buildout.
He says they are driving public/private initiatives to drive the industry. 100,000 broadband-enabled customer service jobs to be added in the next two years.
The opportunities of broadband economy are huge; so are the challenges.
Greatest opportunites/challenges in mobile broadband. We have more 3G subscribers than any other country in the world; U.S. has strong early land in 4G.
Genachowski is making the case for incentive auction. Spectrum owners turn in bandwidth; it would be auctioned off. He says they can generate $25 billion for the Treasury. “We need to get it done now, and we we need to get it done right.”
He notes that U.S. is first country to free up white space for unlicensed spectrum.
He notes that they have been sounding the alarm about a “spectrum crunch’ for three years. (Nowhere is there a bigger spectrum crunch than at CES, where getting connectivity is a major challenge.)
Genachowski says if they do not authorize incentive auctions, we will be swamped with demand and face slower speed and higher prices; innovators will be incentivized to launch in other countries, resulting in lost jobs and innovation.Moncler mens jackets, cheap moncler jackets for men, 70% off.
He cautions that getting it right is as important to get it done. Senate Commerce Committee voted 21-4 to give FCC authority to operate incentive auctions. There are sticking points. It would be wrong to prejudge to micro-manage FCC auctions. He says 112 leading economists wrote that giving the authority to offer incentive auctions with flexible rules would drive growth.
Genachowski is concerned about attempts to set rules in advance of any auctions that would restrict designating any spectrum for unlicensed use. (WiFi is unlicensed for instance.) Cordeless phones and Bluetooth also run on unlicensed spectrum. He says wireless carriers now embrace WiFi as part of their networks.
The second issue wants to stop the FCC from imposing eligibility rules for auctions. Genachowski says spectrum planning is complex and technical work. He says they should resist desire to be overly proscriptive in any auction.
At stake in this issue a America’s lead in broadband, he says. Capital can flow anywhere, and so can jobs.
He says Net creates 2.6 jobs for every 1 it eliminates. And all over the country, not just in Silicon Valley.
Genachowski says graph it any way you look at it, demand is going up, but infrastructure was never prepared for it. We have to take it seriously, he says.
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Asked about his legacy running the FCC, Genachowski says he is proud of the fact that he has focused the FCC on broadband.