More Tech, More Demand:  Is Wireless Policy Keeping Up?

Posted by Lori Salley Ring

Feb 23, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Some of us are early adopters of new technology and some of us are a few steps behind, but we are all living in a world where wireless communication is becoming more ingrained in our daily lives. TECHPol has discussed the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) (See Blog: The Internet of Things Explosion:  Will Policymakers Dampen or Fuel It?) and how device-to-device communications are becoming more prevalent both in business and personal life. The promise of this new technology seems limitless, but its lifeline (wireless spectrum) is not. Spectrum is a finite resource; so what is being done to make sure we can stay on the path of rapid technological innovation that is so important to our economy? 

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Topics: internet, technology, spectrum, mobile data

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FocusData: TECHPol is a blog on technology and business policy issues affecting small and mid-sized companies.  TECHPol’s primary author, Lori Salley Ring, spent 20-plus years working on Capitol Hill, including as the top staffer on the House Committee on Small Business.  FDS is an IT consulting firm providing managed services, office tech relocation, network security, and IT support for businesses in the Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area.

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Lori Salley Ring

Lori Salley Ring

Lori serves as Policy Advisor and Communications Specialist for Focus Data Solutions.  Lori spent more than 20 years working for the U.S. Congress, including as Chief of Staff to a member of the House leadership and as the Staff Director for the Committee on Small Business.  Lori also ran a Washington-based non-profit organization between stints working for the Federal government. 

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