NTIA Filing - Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things

March 13, 2017 - Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced Communications Policy (CACP) in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Wireless Inclusive Technologies (Wireless RERC) filed comments in response to The National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) Request for Comments on the Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things (IoT) [Docket No. 170105023-7023-01] in which the NTIA “seeks broad input from all interested stakeholders—including the private industry, researchers, academia, and civil society—on the issues and proposed approach, current initiatives, and next steps laid out in the NTIA green paper ‘‘Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things’. These comments will help inform Department leadership on possible future Department action regarding IoT.” The comments conclude: “If industry stakeholders incorporate inclusive design approaches and policy participation from the disability community into their development, the IoT will facilitate more independent living, personalized care, flexibility and mobility, and better employment and education outcomes. The future of IoT should be one in which all persons are able to participate as creative and productive members of their communities. It is more important than at any time in the past to ensure that current and future policies foster an innovative, adaptive and inclusive environment to realize the full potential of the Internet of Things.”

Additional Information
Wireless RERC/CACP Comments [PDF]