CTIA calls on Obama to provide leadership in clearing spectrum

­CTIA wrote an open letter to President Obama asking for his leadership in directing the Commerce Department's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to clear unused and underutilized spectrum bands below 3 GHz--a move the trade association contends will further the FCC's National Broadband Plan. "The U.S. wireless industry wants to remain the envy of the world by continuing to offer our customers the best and most innovative products and services. In order to meet current and projected demands for wireless technology, we must get more spectrum. By allowing our members to purchase the spectrum at auction, the U.S. Treasury will generate billions of dollars of revenue and in turn, we will continue to invest in America and Americans," said Steve Largent, president and CEO of CTIA. Article