S.88 - DIGIT Act115th Congress (2017-2018) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] (Introduced 01/10/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||01/24/2017 Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.88 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/10/2017)
Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things Act or the DIGIT Act
This bill requires the Department of Commerce to convene a working group of federal stakeholders to provide recommendations and a report to Congress regarding the growing number of connected and interconnected devices known as the Internet of Things (IoT). The bill establishes a steering committee to be composed of stakeholders outside the federal government to advise the working group.
The Federal Communications Commission must: (1) seek public comment on the IoT's spectrum needs, regulatory barriers, and growth with licensed and unlicensed spectrum; and (2) submit a summary of those comments to Congress.