S 19

Mobile Now Act

Score:

4 out of 5

8/4/2017: Held at desk

The goal of the bill is to increase technology usage via the Internet to encourage economic development. This would be accomplished by promoting more spectrum available for licensed and unlicensed broadband, as well as reduce obstacles to building out networks.

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Pros

Would indeed free up more licensed and unlicensed spectrum, and would enhance spectrum sharing. It would also line up with other worldwide efforts to beef up economic development in various regions.

Cons

There are no clear guidelines to ensure that security-minded software, hardware or vendors would execute this undertaking. The bill would receive a higher score if these doubts were addressed or eliminated.

Tags:
  • Open Internet,
  • United States