Does the PCAST Report Move Spectrum Policy in the Right Direction?

Friday, September 21, 2012 - 9:30 AM to Saturday, September 22, 2012 - 10:59 AM
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K Street NW Suite 610A
Washington, DC 20005

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) recently issued a controversial report on spectrum policy. The report declares the current system of spectrum reallocation "unsustainable" and recommends that the sharing of raw spectrum by multiple network operators should be the new norm. The panel will explore the report's many findings and recommendations in order to answer the following questions:

  • What is the current system for spectrum assignment?
  • Is the current system sustainable?
  • How fast is the government's appetite for spectrum growing?
  • How can we best manage competing demands for spectrum in the commercial and government sectors?
  • Is it practical to replace exclusive licensing with a raw sharing regime?
  • Are there alternatives to exclusive licenses and unlicensed access?
  • What options will advances in technology provide to spectrum policymakers?
09/21/2012 09:3009/22/2012 10:59America/New_YorkITIF Event: Does the PCAST Report Move Spectrum Policy in the Right Direction?The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, 1101 K Street NW, Washington, DC 20005More information:
Richard Bennett
Former Staff
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Dean R. Brenner
Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
Qualcomm Incorporated
Michael Calabrese
Wireless Future Program
Michael Marcus
Marcus Spectrum Solutions LLC
Preston F. Marshall
Deputy Director of the Information Sciences Institute
USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Peter Rysavy
Rysavy Research