White House Tech Panel Urges Sharing Airwaves

Federal agencies should share airwaves with commercial users to ease a shortage of frequencies and help meet surging demand from wireless smartphones and other mobile devices, a White House advisory panel said. President Barack Obama should have U.S. agencies identify twice as much spectrum for shared use as he directed in a 2010 memorandum setting mobile-computing growth as a national priority, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology said in a letter and report.