A US congressional task force has assembled in hopes of using wireless spectrum more efficiently.
Members of the US House of Representatives have formed a bipartisan task force in an attempt to more efficiently use government spectrum space and better allocate public sector spectrum.
"We need a comprehensive approach to spectrum policy, including an examination of how the federal government uses it," said Congresswomen Anna Eshoo of California.
"As the largest single spectrum user, the federal government could save taxpayers money and provide its own agencies better technology tools while simultaneously making more frequencies available to meet America's exploding demand for mobile broadband services."
Countries and companies around the world are looking to make headway in their attempts to better use finite spectrum resources.
With wireless companies continuing to warn about an impeding spectrum crunch, the task force will investigate whether it can potentially give any unused governmental spectrum to the private sector.
The increased value of wireless broadband space has turned spectrum claims into an expensive commodity. US carrier Verizon recently announced that it would seek to sell off billions of dollars worth to regional carriers.
The news of the commission's investigation comes following other various attempts at spectrum repurposing.
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