Senate Committee Approves Bill to Create National Internet of Things Strategy 

The United States might be one step closer to having a unified strategy for using the Internet of Things to its economic advantage.A Senate commerce committee on Wednesday passed the DIGIT Act, which would require the Federal Communications Commission to report on the spectrum required to support a network of billions of devices. It would also convene working groups, composed of public and private sector representatives, to advise Congress on Internet of Things-related policy.The bill will head to the Senate floor, according to Sen. Deb Fischer’s office. The Nebraska Republican introduced the bill in March along with Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, and Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H.In March 2015, the Senate passed an Internet of Things resolution calling for a national strategy on the topic.

Source: Senate Committee Approves Bill to Create National Internet of Things Strategy – Nextgov.com

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