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Margie Dickman

Margie Dickman

Global Director & Managing Counsel, Internet of Things Policy
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Intel Commends the Advent of Federal Autonomous Vehicle Guidelines

Marjorie Dickman, Global Director & Managing Counsel of Internet of Things Policy at Intel Corporation As a global technology leader in advancing the future of fully autonomous driving, Intel appreciates the U.S. Department of Transportation’s announcement today of guidelines for … Read more >

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America’s Path Progresses to a National “Internet of Things” Strategy

By Marjorie Dickman, Global Director & Managing Counsel, IoT Policy at Intel Corporation In nearly unanimous vote of 367-4, the House of Representatives approved a resolution this week calling for the United States to develop a national strategy to advance … Read more >

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Pro-Innovation Momentum Increases for a US Internet of Things Strategy

By Marjorie Dickman, Global Director and Managing Counsel, IoT Policy At Intel, we are incredibly excited about the unprecedented opportunity of the Internet of Things (IoT).  The IoT will transform today’s isolated systems into tomorrow’s connected computing platforms.  These new platforms will enable increased security, scalability … Read more >

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Fostering the Internet of Things to Advance U.S. Leadership

By Marjorie Dickman, Global Director and Managing Counsel, IoT Policy Intel commends the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) for launching a request for comment today on “The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering … Read more >

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Driving America’s Intelligent Transportation Future

Intel is highly encouraged by the enactment today of the most innovative and forward-thinking highway bill in history, Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act).  With this milestone legislation, Congress explicitly recognizes the increasing importance of new transportation technologies to the U.S. economy and global competitiveness … Read more >

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A Milestone for U.S. Spectrum Policy and the American Economy

By Margie Dickman, Senior Policy Counsel at Intel

The decision by the U.S. Congress to include voluntary incentive auction authority in its comprehensive payroll tax agreement marks a milestone for our nation’s spectrum policy and the U.S. economy. Voluntary incentive auction authority will help America meet our nation’s ever-increasing demand for mobile broadband connectivity and promote U.S. leadership in technology innovation — while creating hundreds of thousands of jobs and raising tens of billions of dollars for the U.S. Treasury.

The surge in mobile broadband use is rapidly transforming the American digital landscape. It has vastly improved our ability to connect with family, friends, and co-workers via ever smaller and faster Ultrabooks, smartphones, and similar computing devices.

Spectrum is the scarce resource currently constraining this U.S. mobile data revolution. With the passage of voluntary incentive auction authority, the U.S. takes the lead as the first country in the world to adopt this market-based auction mechanism. This innovative spectrum auction tool will spur the transition of our limited spectrum resource from existing uses to newer, higher-valued uses like mobile broadband.

Voluntary incentive auctions will give existing spectrum licensees like TV broadcasters an opportunity to relinquish their spectrum in exchange for a portion of the auction proceeds. The relinquished spectrum then will be auctioned to mobile broadband carriers to deploy faster, more robust networks that U.S. consumers and businesses are demanding for seamless mobile connectivity.

Intel commends the bicameral and bipartisan leadership that made this landmark achievement in spectrum policy possible.

In particular, we appreciate the dedication of the Senate Committee on Commerce and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, as well as the champions of voluntary incentive auctions: Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Ranking Member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Henry Waxman (D-CA), Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Subcommittee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA), and Ranking Member Jim DeMint (R-SC) and their committed staffs.

Intel also applauds the Senate and House Leadership for not only recognizing the positive budget impact of spectrum auctions, but also the long-term benefits to U.S. leadership and the American economy. Indeed, economists project that the societal benefits to the American economy from new spectrum auctions and increased mobile broadband connectivity will be 10 to 20 times the actual auction revenue.

At a time when our country needed both, Congress has delivered a technology and economic win for the American people.

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Intel Joins Forces to Increase Home Broadband Adoption in U.S.

By Margie Dickman, Senior Policy Counsel at Intel Intel has joined forces with non-profits, leading tech companies, and broadband service providers to form the Digital Adoption Coalition, which will focus on increasing broadband adoption among low-income households across the country. According to National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) data, 95 percent of U.S. households have […] Read more >

Intel Applauds FCC’s National Broadband Plan

By Margie Dickman, Senior Policy Counsel at Intel Intel — along with the rest of the ICT industry — eagerly awaited the release of the U.S. National Broadband Plan at the FCC’s Open Meeting this morning. Actually, the agency has been slowly previewing key sections of the Plan in speeches and other events over the […] Read more >