FCC's Spectrum Summit (updated with summaries)

Spectrum Summit

Federal Communications Commission
Thursday, October 21
Leon Jackler
[email protected]

Highlighting the economic and social importance of solving the spectrum crunch for mobile broadband, leaders from industry, government, academia, and the investment community will focus on mobile broadband's potential to improve productivity, create new jobs, and ensure U.S. leadership in the global economy.

The summit will feature a panel of experts to discuss concrete ways in which high-bandwidth mobile broadband services will benefit key economic sectors like energy, healthcare, transportation, and education. A second panel will discuss novel policy approaches to meet the growing spectrum demand so that those benefits can become a reality.

10:00 am - Welcome
Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau & Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology

10:05 am - Opening Remarks
Julius Genachowski, Chairman, FCC

10:25 am - Staff Presentation
John Leibovitz, Deputy Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau

10:40 am - Panel One: Economic Imperative for New Broadband Spectrum
Moderator: Jason Furman, Deputy Director, National Economic Council

  • Simon Flannery, Telecom Analyst, Morgan Stanley
  • Peggy Johnson, EVP Americas, Qualcomm
  • Liam Quinn, Director/CTO Communications, Dell
  • Neville Ray, Chief Network Officer, T-Mobile USA

12:10 pm - Lunch
Featured Speakers: Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States & Meredith Atwell Baker, Commissioner, FCC

1:00 pm - Remarks by Robert McDowell, Commissioner, FCC

1:10 pm - Panel Two: A Discussion of Policy Solutions to Spectrum Demand
Moderator: Tom Wheeler, Managing Director, Core Capital Partners

  • Danny Sepulveda, Office of Senator John Kerry
  • Amy Levine, Counsel, Energy and Commerce Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
  • Peter Pitch, Intel
  • John Chapin, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Mary Brown, Cisco Systems
  • Jonathan Blake, Covington & Burling

2:45 pm - Conclusion

The workshop will be open to the public; however, registration will be limited to the seating available. Those individuals who are interested in attending the forum may pre-register by sending an email to [email protected]. Those who pre-register will be asked to provide their name, title, organization affiliation, and contact information. The deadline for pre-registration is October 19, 2010.

A live web cast will be available at www.fcc.gov/live.