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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)

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CQ Roll Call Forum

Finite Spectrum, Infinite Demand:

Solving the Spectrum Crunch

Moderated by: Keith Perine, technology reporter, CQ Roll Call

Interviews by: Mike Mills, editorial director, CQ Roll Call


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It's now pretty much a given that, with the explosion of mobile wireless devices and increasing bandwidth usage, the nation faces a rapidly approaching shortage of spectrum to meet burgeoning demand.

The US ranks far down the list globally in the availability of broadband, and the spectrum crunch threatens to be a roadblock to the innovative businesses that are the heart of job creation and economic growth in this country. But the issue is not whether we have enough airwaves to meet coming needs -- it's more about who controls the usable parts of the spectrum map and how to make the best use of it for critical services and economic growth. This sets up a regulatory aerial dogfight among wireless companies, broadcasters and federal agencies for much of the contested prime spectral real estate.

On Nov. 30, CQ Roll Call's veteran technology reporter Keith Perine will moderate a panel discussion with some of the most knowledgeable and influential government and industry officials at the epicenter of this issue.

These experts will discuss the competing demands and the best solutions to ensuring broadband supply for a world of infinite demand. This critical challenge is already under debate across Washington, from the halls of Congress and the deliberations of the congressional “supercommittee” to the corridors of the FCC. How lawmakers and the FCC respond to the competing demands of businesses, innovators, federal agencies will be critically important to -- and whether the wireless broadband explosion will continue unabated or hit a spectrum roadblock

 

 

Agenda:

8 am Breakfast reception

8:30 am Welcome Remarks

Mike Mills, CQ Roll Call

Sanjiv Ahuja, CEO, LightSquared

8:35 am Mini-Interview on Spectrum Management, Innovation, & Economic Growth

Rob Atkinson, The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation

8:45 am Interview

Congressman Cliff Stearns

9:15 am Mini-Interview on Spectrum, Rural Development, & the Digital Divide

Rebecca Murphy Thompson, Rural Cellular Association

9:25 am Panel Discussion

Former Congressman Rick Boucher, Internet Innovation Alliance

Harold Feld, Public Knowledge

Christopher Guttman-McCabe, CTIA

Rick Kaplan, FCC

Chris Ornelas, National Association of Broadcasters

Chris Riley, Free Press

10:25 am Closing Remarks

10:30 am Adjourn


Please arrive early as seating will be limited.

 

 Sponsored By: 

LightSquared
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
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The Columbus Club at Union Station
50 Massachusetts Ave.
Washington, DC 20002

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM (EST)


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