Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Bill to Govern Internet of Things

CapitolDomeA bipartisan group of senators that includes Brian Schatz, Deb Fischer, Cory Booker and Kelly Ayotte has introduced a bill that seeks to build on a U.S. Senate resolution passed in March 2015 that sought a national strategy on the Internet of Things.

The proposed Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act will tasks the Federal Communications Commission to assess the spectrum requirements for IoT, according to a statement issued Tuesday by Fischer’s office.

The statement further noted that the DIGIT Act aims to form a group of government and private stakeholders that could give recommendations to Congress on ways to plan and drive the development of IoT.

“With more and more devices connecting to the Internet every day, we have a unique opportunity to continue leading this technological revolution,” Schatz said.

“Our bill recognizes the enormous potential the Internet of Things holds and will give us the tools to make sure our policies help promote its growth.”

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