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Wireless Technology Investment and Digital Dividends Act, 2002

On May 2, 2002, Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a bill to authorize the investment of spectrum auction proceeds in public-service content for digital media, apparently inspired in part by the Digital Promise Project of 1991. See also his remarks about the bill and Current coverage of the bill. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

A BILL

To allocate spectrum for the enhancement of wireless telecommunications, and to invest wireless spectrum auction proceeds for the military preparedness and educational preparedness of the United States for the digital era, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

TITLE I--TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND CITIZEN EMPOWERMENT

SEC. 101. DIGITAL DIVIDENDS TRUST FUND.

`SEC. 309A. DIGITAL DIVIDENDS TRUST FUND.

SEC. 102. HUMAN CAPITAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS INVESTMENTS.

`SEC. 106. HUMAN CAPITAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS INVESTMENTS.

SEC. 103. PUBLIC BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS.

`SEC. 107. PUBLIC BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE INVESTMENTS PROGRAM.

TITLE II--AVAILABILITY OF SPECTRUM FOR ADVANCED COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICES

SEC. 201. AVAILABILITY OF SPECTRUM FOR ADVANCED COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICES.

SEC. 202. RELOCATION OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT STATIONS.

SEC. 203. DEFINITIONS.

TITLE III--DISTRIBUTION OF PROCEEDS OF AUCTIONS FOR ADVANCED COMMERCIAL MOBILE SERVICES

SEC. 301. DIVISION BETWEEN TRUST FUNDS.

Markey's remarks

Rep. Edward J. Markey's remarks marking his introduction of the Wireless Technology Investment and Digital Dividends Act, introduced May 2, 2002. Extension of remarks in the House of Representatives, May 3, 2002.


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