U.S. Sens. Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Cory Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure the prioritization, spectrum planning and interagency coordination exist to support and spur growth of the Internet of Things (IoT).
“As connected technology continues to evolve, it’s critical that Congress update federal policy to keep pace with innovation in order to keep America competitive,” said Sen. Gardner.
Sen. Fischer on May 22 sponsored the Developing and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act, S. 1611, with bill cosponsors Sens. Gardner and Brian Schatz (D-HI).
If enacted, S. 1611 would authorize a federal working group that included private sector stakeholders tasked to provide recommendations to Congress on how to grow connected IoT technologies, according to a summary provided by the lawmakers’ offices.