Spectrum sharing and maximizing future tech

American Enterprise Institute

01/14/2021 - 10:30 to 12:00

As demand grows for more capable networks, optimizing wireless spectrum — the ranges of radio waves used for wireless communication — is important for America’s digital future. Reallocating spectrum for commercial and government use has been a top priority in recent years. This means working with international, federal, and state officials to reallocate spectrum to those who can make better use of it, maximizing the potential of this limited resource. How have the many government agencies involved tackled this issue? And what are the best practices that government and commercial users should abide by moving forward?

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr joins AEI’s Shane Tews to discuss how coordination with state and local governments, new licensing proposals, and fewer regulatory barriers are crucial for maximizing spectrum efficiency. A panel discussion on the international, federal, state, and technical uses for spectrum that call for updated spectrum policies will follow.

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10:30 AM
Opening remarks:
Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, AEI

10:35 AM
Brendan Carr, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, AEI

10:50 AM

11:00 AM
Panel discussion

Patricia J. Paoletta, Partner, Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Peter Rysavy, President, Rysavy Research
Joel L. Thayer, Associate, Phillips Lytle LLP

Shane Tews, Visiting Fellow, AEI

11:45 AM

12:00 PM