Senators Resolve to Promote Internet of Things | Broadcasting & Cable

A group of senators has introduced a resolution calling for prioritizing and accelerating the deployment and development of the Internet of Things, which means to broadband connectivity of a host of devices and services.

“The United States is well positioned to lead the world in innovation policy. Our Internet of Things resolution would commit our nation to a national strategy incentivizing the use of new technologies to maximize consumer opportunity and to facilitate economic growth,” said Fischer in a statement.

“This forward-thinking initiative would call for a modern framework that encourages innovators. By doing so, we can usher in new ideas and solve problems in the years to come.”

The resolution has no force of law, but is instead the “sense of the Senate” on what should happen, though of course only if it passed.

Sponsoring the resolution were Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), and Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).

The resolution follows a Feb. 11 IoT hearing in the Senate Commerce Committee, of which they are all members.


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