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Executive Office of the President, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, Report to the President: Realizing the Full Potential of Government-held Spectrum to Spur Economic Growth (July 20, 2012) (full-text).


This report proposes that the federal government share broad swaths of wireless frequencies with the private sector to help meet the growing demand for mobile data. It recommends that President Obama issue an executive order for the government to convert 1,000 MHz of radio spectrum into "shared-use spectrum superhighways." It also proposed the creation of a Spectrum Sharing Partnership Steering Committee to recommend a policy framework for spectrum sharing.