May 17, 2018 – The Senate Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet hosted a hearing on the app economy on May 15, 2018.
The hearing, There’s an App for that: Trends in Mobile Technologies examined the growth and future of the $950 billion app economy. TPI Research Fellow, Dr. Sarah Oh, was one of the witnesses. Dr. Oh made a compelling case about the need for a flourishing app market and Congress’s role in promoting continued development in the relevant ecosystem. In particular, she urged Congress to promote investment in underlying infrastructure by making more government-controlled spectrum available for civilian uses, continuing to promote spectrum auctions, encouraging 5G rollout, and providing better stewardship of the Universal Service Fund.
To read Dr. Oh’s complete testimony, please click here.
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