Reps. Suzan DelBene, John Katko Sponsor Bill to Address IoT Requirements

Jeff Brody

Reps. Suzan DelBene, D-Wash., and John Katko R-N.Y., presented a bill supporting the growing use of internet of things devices. The IoT Readiness Act would task the Federal Communications Commission to provide lawmakers with data required to continue the development of IoT devices, Delbene's office said Wednesday

The bill seeks to address the spectrum requirements for increased accommodation of devices within an area. Insufficient spectrum would cause IoT device signals to constrain one another. The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development projects that families would have 50 IoT devices on average by 2022.

The legislation aims to ready spectrum resources for potential increases in IoT activity across the country. “Our nation’s networks must be prepared to handle advanced levels of usage as household connectivity demand expands," Katko said. 

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