• Senators Mark Warner, D-Va., and Olympia J. Snowe, R-Maine, last week reintroduced S. 3433, the Radio Spectrum Inventory Act of 2012, that would require the creation and maintenance of an inventory of spectrum resources in the United States. Under S. 3433, the FCC, in consultation with NTIA and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, would conduct an inventory of spectrum between 300 megahertz and 6.5 gigahertz within one year and biennially after that. The bill is similar to one previously introduced that failed to be adopted in 2009 after gaining approval in the Senate Commerce Committee. In introducing the bill, Senator Snowe stated, “I believe more can and must be done to meet the future needs of all spectrum users and properly address existing spectrum challenges. This includes a comprehensive spectrum inventory, more strategic and long-term planning of spectrum resources, and greater collaboration between the FCC and NTIA.” The text of S. 3433 is available here.
  • Reply Comments on the privacy and security practices of mobile wireless service providers are due today, July 30, 2012. CC Docket No. 96-115. The text of the Public Notice is available here.