Spectrum Policy

Publications

Comments on Partitioning, Disaggregation, and Leasing of Spectrum
Joe Kane

BEFORE THE FEDERAL…

R Street Policy Report: Transaction Costs Are Killing the Spectrum Market
Ann Phelan

WASHINGTON (March 13) – All the wireless devices we use today rely on radio frequencies over which they send and receive data. Access to the radio spectrum is controlled by the Federal…

Comments of R Street Institute: Request for Comments on Developing a Sustainable Spectrum Strategy for America’s Future
Joe Kane & Tom Struble & Jeffrey Westling

I. Introduction & Summary

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) seeks comment on the development of a national spectrum strategy, pursuant to a recent…

Comments of R Street Institute in the matter of expanding flexible use of the 3.7 to 4.2 GHz band
Joe Kane

I.     Introduction & Summary
In this proceeding, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) seeks to expand flexible use of the 3.7–4.2 GHz band, which has been…

R Street letter on Streamline Act
Sasha Moss & Eli Lehrer

Dear Senator Thune and Senator Schatz,

On behalf of the undersigned organizations, we write in strong support of S. 3157, the Streamlining The Rapid Evolution And Modernization of Leading-edge…

The FCC’S 3.7–4.2 GHz Spectrum Band Proceeding: Key Facts and Analysis
Joe Kane

We all want our TVs and radios to work, but we also want faster, more reliable Internet that works at home and on the move. The 3.7–4.2 GHz band is an ideal candidate to provide all these services…

3.7-4.2 GHz: The best band you’ve never heard of
Ann Phelan

Washington (September 5) – The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently considering how to change the structure of the 3.7-4.2 GHz band. This could result in major changes to how…

R Street comments in the matter of transforming the 2.5 GHz band
Joe Kane

In this proceeding, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) seeks to transform the 2.5 GHz band (2496–2690 MHz), which has been assigned to Educational Broadband…

Wireless spectrum and markets: a match made in economic heaven
Ann Phelan

Washington D.C. (June 18) – Wireless devices have become a commonplace wonder in today’s day and age. Every day, people all over the world use their devices to stream videos, text friends, look…

The role of markets in spectrum policy
Joe Kane

 
“…as with other economic goods like land and paper, the most efficient way of allocating spectrum [is]…to create a market for it rather than to give it away for free at the whims of…