NTIA Press Releases
For Immediate Release
  December 15, 2004
Contact: Clyde Ensslin or
Ranjit de Silva, 202-482-7002

Statement by Assistant Secretary Michael D. Gallagher
on the FCC's Ultrawideband Action
"President Bush has charged us with creating an environment where entrepreneurs and innovators can flourish -- and today's FCC order does just that. The United States continues to lead the world in ultrawideband technology. Ultrawideband devices have the power to change people's lives whether they are in their living rooms or their automobiles. Today's ruling speeds the arrival of the day when passenger cars come equipped with radars that prevent accidents. The FCC has provided the certainty new technologies need for growth and development, and at the same time maintains protection for restricted bands that serve vital and sensitive purposes, such as earth exploration and radio astronomy."

Statement by Michael D. Gallagher
Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information

December 15, 2004

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