Spectrum Policy


How spectrum NIMBYs are slowing your smartphone
Joe Kane

Sky-high rents in major cities have awoken many to the problem of inefficient land use driven by restrictive zoning rules that are supported by those who say “not in my backyard” (NIMBY) to…

Submitted Testimony: On building a comprehensive approach to spectrum policy
Joe Kane

Chairman Doyle, Ranking Member Latta and Members of the Committee:

Thank you for holding this hearing on building a comprehensive approach to spectrum policy. In our increasingly wireless world,…

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


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…