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Statement on Spectrum Meeting Between NTIA Administrator Strickling and FCC Chairman Genachowski

June 14, 2010

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FCC Press Contact: Jen Howard, 202-418-0506

WASHINGTON -- FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and NTIA Administrator Lawrence E. Strickling met on Friday, June 11, 2010 to discuss their agencies' complementary roles with respect to commercial and Federal spectrum. Federal law directs the agency heads to meet biannually to conduct joint spectrum planning.

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."

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