Senate Clears Bill to Form IoT Working Group, Harness Connected Tech

The Senate has approved a bill that would establish a group of government, industry and academic  professionals to recommend approaches for Congress to further drive the adoption of connected devices.

The Developing and Growing the Internet of Things Act calls for the formation of a working group to explore strategies to encourage IoT development  and implementation efforts nationwide, the office of Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., said Thursday.

DIGIT Act would also require the Federal Communications Commission to assess spectrum capacity necessary  to support connected devices and produce a report on findings of the assessment.

Fischer reintroduced the bipartisan bill with Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii; Cory Gardner, R-Colo.; and Cory Booker D-N.J.

Organizations backing the legislation include the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Information Technology Industry Council and the Computing Research Organization.

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