Spectrum Policy

Publications

How to Break Orbit II: Challenges in the Connected Space Race
Jonathan Cannon

With unprecedented investment aimed at closing the digital divide, companies are racing to innovate to ensure that Americans have access to 21st century connectivity. But for some Americans,…

, Communications Daily
Congress Extends Spectrum Bill Talks Via FCC Stopgap, but Stumbling Blocks Remain
Jonathan Cannon

From Communications Daily:

A shorter reauthorization would “make Congress more accountable” on spectrum and give them an ability to adjust course sooner, said R Street Institute Technology and…

, Communications Daily
FCC Could Move Quickly to Approve C-V2X Waiver Requests
Jonathan Cannon

From Communications Daily:

“The FCC is hard to predict, but unless one of the commissioners has opposition, I could see them moving quickly especially to throw a bone to transportation after the…

, Communications Daily
Senate Commerce Leaders Split on Spectrum Authority Timeline; FCC, NTIA Update MOU
Jonathan Cannon

From Communications Daily:

The MOU is “a long needed update to promote cooperation and coordination between these two important spectrum expert agencies,” said Jonathan Cannon, R Street…

Banding Together on Spectrum Policy
Jonathan Cannon

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been charged with ensuring that the finite amount of spectrum is distributed and utilized efficiently. One of their most important responsibilities is…

Two Sides of the Story: Dual Agency Approach to Spectrum Management
Corinne Day

WASHINGTON (Oct. 4, 2021) — Cracks in the spectrum management system in the United States have shaken up the spectrum licensing process and injected uncertainty into telecom markets.

Two…

Rivalrous Regulators: Historical Analysis of the Dual Agency Approach to Spectrum Management
Jeffrey Westling

Introduction

As we move into the 5G world, access to radio frequencies has become an ever-present challenge for operators. Services need the legal certainty that their networks can function…

, GAO
Technology Assessment: 5G Wireless Capabilities and Challenges for an Evolving Network
Jeffrey Westling

From GAO:

We also interviewed representatives from the four largest U.S. wireless carriers (Verizon Communications Inc., Sprint Corporation, TMobile US, Inc., and AT&T Inc.); an industry trade…

, WifiForward
In an era of division, the 5.9 GHz band shines as a beacon of bipartisanship
Jeffrey Westling

From WifiForward:

Jeffrey Westling of the R Street Institute, tweeted out “The 5.9 GHz item is a perfect example of the Commission at its best; bipartisan support and direct benefits for…

, WifiForward
R Street/Crown Castle Event: The Importance of Unlicensed to the Future of Connectivity
Jeffrey Westling

From WifiForward:

His remarks were part of a virtual event, “Looking Back to Look Forward: The Race to 5G,” hosted by  the R Street Institute and Crown Castle. ”The Chairman was joined by…

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