Solving the 'Spectrum Crunch'
New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute and the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
The New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute and the Time Warner Cable Research Program on Digital Communications invite you to attend the release and discussion of a policy paper, by Michael Calabrese, that describes how Wi-Fi and unlicensed band sharing is transforming spectrum "scarcity" into abundance.
The most encouraging contradiction in telecom policy today is the gap between claims of a "looming spectrum crisis" and the reality that consumers rely increasingly on unlicensed spectrum to satisfy their exploding demand for video, music and other apps on mobile devices.
Cable and other wireline ISPs will soon offload the vast majority of mobile traffic over tens of millions of consumer- and carrier-provisioned Wi-Fi hotspots. This is already happening in Europe. It will happen in the U.S. as well - but only if more underutilized bands are opened for shared access.
The paper is available here: http://www.twcresearchprogram.com/pdf/TWC_Calabrese.pdf
Director, Wireless Future Project, New America Foundation
Senior Strategic Analyst, Cable Labs
Senior Vice President, Time Warner Cable
Vice President, External Affairs and Policy Counselor at Time Warner Cable
Breakfast will be served.