United States Senate Introduces Internet of Things Bill

by Ryan Harbison | 1Q 2016 | IN-4035

On March 1, 2016, US Senators Deb Fischer, Cory Booker, Kelly Ayotte, and Brian Schatz introduced a bipartisan bill focused on ensuring appropriate spectrum planning and interagency coordination to support the growing Internet of Things. The Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act follows on the heels of a Senate resolution passed in March 2015 that called for the development of a national strategy for IoT in order to promote economic growth and consumer empowerment. The senators intend for the DIGIT Act and future legislation to maximize the potential and development of IoT for businesses, governments, and consumers, without limiting innovation. By establishing a working group comprised of public officials taking in the considerations of private sector stakeholders, the Senate hopes to pave the way for IoT to flourish in the United States and to ensure that future policies help to promote its growth.

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