Wireless Spectrum in 2016: A Policy Update

Mercatus Center
George Mason University
Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:00pm – 1:00pm
http://mercatus.org/events/wireless-spectrum-2016-policy-update

With nearly a trillion dollars at stake and draft legislation in development, now is the time for policymakers to free spectrum for innovative 21st century use. In order for 21st century technologies like the sharing economy and the Internet of Things to reach their full potential, and drive economic opportunity, more spectrum must be made available. Federal spectrum reallocation is a win-win-win scenario for the economy, social well-being, and the government.

This program will explain:

  • What wireless spectrum is and its basic technical aspects;
  • Competition and consumer benefits that arise from freeing up more spectrum;
  • The tremendous budgetary value of assigned spectrum underutilized by federal agencies; and
  • Strategies for reallocating government-held spectrum for private use.
  • Space is limited. Please register online for this event.

This event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff.

Lunch will be provided.

Due to space constraints, this event is not open to interns.

Questions? Please contact Jennifer Campbell at [email protected].