White House Releases National Spectrum Strategy

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November 14, 2023 | Originally published by Whitehouse.gov on November 13, 2023

America’s economy, technological leadership, and security depend on spectrum—the frequencies used to transmit radio signals for all wireless technologies. Spectrum is a strategically essential area in global technological competition, as it underpins the digital economies of the U.S. and our allies and partners. Spectrum is essential not just for everyday digital products like televisions, cell phones, and Wi-Fi routers, but also for core infrastructure, including critical sectors like aviation, manufacturing, energy, and defense. At the same time, spectrum is a scarce resource—one that needs careful management to sustain American innovation and security.

The Biden-Harris Administration is issuing a landmark National Spectrum Strategy and a Presidential Memorandum on modernizing U.S. spectrum policy that, together, lay out a blueprint for American innovation, competition, and security in advanced wireless technologies. This blueprint includes new actions to improve spectrum management and spectrum access—including a study of more than 2,700 megahertz of spectrum for potential repurposing that will help ensure that both the public and private sectors have the spectrum resources they need to deliver critical services to every community in America. It will also ensure that the U.S. uses spectrum policy as a critical lever to retain global leadership in wireless technology, creating an ecosystem of equipment, products, and applications and a virtuous cycle of innovation.