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S. 88: Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act

CBO Score

$4 million

Date of Report

Fri February 17th, 2017

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

115th Congress

A bill to ensure appropriate spectrum planning and interagency coordination to support the Internet of Things.

Sponsor: Sen. Deb Fischer — R — NE

This bill requires the Department of Commerce to convene a working group of federal stakeholders to provide recommendations and a report to Congress regarding the growing number of connected and interconnected devices known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The bill establishes a steering committee to be composed of stakeholders outside the federal government to advise the working group. The Federal Communications Commission must: (1) seek public comment on the IoT's spectrum needs, regulatory barriers, and growth with licensed and unlicensed spectrum; and (2) submit a summary of those comments to Congress.

View the full vote history of this bill on GovTrack.us.

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