Spec it out!           S PECTRUM   is the public airwaves, which     Americans use every day.    Without spectrum, you can...
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Fcc infographic – “spec it out!” – illustrates consumer impact of mobile broadband explosion and potential benefits of voluntary incentive auctions on u.s. job creation, economic growth & innovation

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FCC INFOGRAPHIC – “SPEC IT OUT!” – ILLUSTRATES CONSUMER IMPACT OF MOBILE BROADBAND EXPLOSION

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Fcc infographic – “spec it out!” – illustrates consumer impact of mobile broadband explosion and potential benefits of voluntary incentive auctions on u.s. job creation, economic growth & innovation

  1. 1. Spec it out! S PECTRUM is the public airwaves, which Americans use every day. Without spectrum, you can’t make cell phone calls, download digital textbooks, email on your smartphone, download an app to your tablet, use a remote control, or listen to the radio.WHY DOES SPECTRUM MATTER NOW? THE SPECTRUM CRUNCH While demand for spectrum is exploding, the amount JOB CREATION available for mobile broadband is relatively static. $38b 771,000 NEW JOBS BY 2015 * $4b in mobile broadband traffic BY 2015 $300m Without additional spectrum, 2009 2011 PROJECTED 2015 EXPECT DELAYS APPS ECONOMY more dropped calls & *According to study by Deloitte slower downloads REVENUE = JOBSMOBILE DATA EXPLOSION TA B L E T S 300m ACTIVE CELLPHONES 122x more data than smartphones SMARTPHONES 24x more data than traditional cellphones TRADITIONAL CELLPHONES Companies can decide to give back underused spectrum. The FCC would auction H O W TO S O LV E T H E S P E C T R U M C R U N C H that spectrum to those that provide wireless broadband services. The volunteers VOLUNTARY INCENTIVE AUCTIONS would retain a portion of the auction proceeds, and the rest of the proceeds would go to the U.S. Treasury. UNDERUSED SPECTRUM NEEDS SPECTRUM VOLUNTEERS WIRELESS COMPANIES AUCTIONS AUCTIONEER PROFITS $300 BILLION CONSUMER V O LU N TA R Y I N C E N T I V E A U C T I O N B E N E F I T S BENEFITS GENERATE AS MUCH AS $30 BILLION 10X PROFITS DRIVES BREAKTHROUGHS E N E R GY E F F I C E N CY THROUGH SMART GRID MOBILE LEARNING LIFE-SAVING REMOTE DIAGNOSTICSSUPPORTED BY TO LEARN MORE, GO TO FCC.GOV B I PA R T I S A N S U P P O R T I N C O N G R E S S C E O S O F M A J O R A M E R I C A N C O M PA N I E S Follow us on Twitter @FCC Tell us what you think on our Facebook page 112 LEADING ECONOMISTS INCLUDING N O B E L L A U R E AT E S B R O UG H T TO YO U BY

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