U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement after bipartisan legislation he authored, the Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless (MOBILE NOW) Act, passed the Commerce Committee by voice vote:
“The MOBILE NOW Act would give a boost to America’s innovators working to advance our 5G future, which would ultimately benefit businesses competing in an ever-changing global economy and the consumers who participate in it,” said Thune. “Expanding wireless broadband so more things in our day-to-day life can become Internet-connected would make completing many routine tasks easier and more efficient, but more importantly, could help save lives too.”
Thune recently penned an op-ed on the importance of passing the MOBILE NOW Act and bringing the 5G network one step closer to reality.
Click here for legislative text of the MOBILE NOW Act (S. 2555), as introduced, and here for more information on amendments that were adopted during today’s markup.