Colleen King is Vice President, Regulatory Affairs at Charter Communications, with responsibility for federal regulatory affairs, particularly on wireless and public safety issues. Prior to joining Charter, she served as Counsel at Wiley Rein LLP, advising clients on spectrum matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). She advised clients on spectrum policy issues and developed advocacy positions related to exclusive or shared spectrum allocations for new wireless services and technologies. Before Wiley Rein, King worked at the U.S. Department of Justice. King holds a J.D. from George Washington University Law School and a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross.
Spectrum remains the lifeblood of wireless communications, but not all spectrum is the same.Mid-band spectrum is the goldilocks of frequencies—not too high, and not too low. Portions of this spectrum will be crucial for next-generation networks, and other nations are moving full steam ahead to allocate this spectrum for 5G services.