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What telecom policy do the White House, Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders, and all five FCC Commissioners agree on?  Bringing consumers more unlicensed airwaves.  More unlicensed spectrum is critical for economic growth and innovation.  We’ve heard this message loud and clear in the President’s 2014 Economic Report, from both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate, and consistently from Chairman Wheeler and Commissioners Clyburn, Rosenworcel, Pai, and O’Rielly.

How do we accomplish these goals? Consumers and businesses need access to more unlicensed spectrum to meet the demand for popular technologies like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and the Internet of Things. Today, creating this access depends on FCC decisions to deliver more spectrum in three important frequency bands – 5 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 600 MHz. It also depends on ensuring that a diversity of unlicensed technologies can use this shared spectrum – and that having a license for other spectrum doesn’t become a prerequisite for making use of unlicensed bands.