The following statement on the Jumpstarting Opportunity with Broadband Spectrum (JOBS) Act of 2011, unveiled today by Chairman Walden, may be attributed to Tim McKone, AT&T Executive Vice President of Federal Relations:

“We are pleased to support this legislation focused on addressing one of the most pressing infrastructure problems facing our country – the need to bring additional spectrum into the broadband marketplace. Chairman Walden’s bill correctly recognizes the vital role spectrum plays in maintaining our country’s innovative edge while also providing our nation’s first responders with critical communications resources. We look forward to working with him and the Congress to ensure that much needed spectrum is made available through incentive auctions.

“Spectrum is a vital resource that needs immediate attention. We are thankful for the Chairman’s leadership and the progress that’s been made.”

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