Wireless Spectrum in 2016: A Policy Update

Feb 18, 2016Feb 19, 2016
Cannon House Office Building 121

Event Speakers

Brent Skorup

Senior Research Fellow

With nearly a trillion dollars at stake and draft legislation in development, now is the time for policymakers to free spectrum for innovative 21st century use. In order for 21st century technologies like the sharing economy and the Internet of Things to reach their full potential, and drive economic opportunity, more spectrum must be made available. Federal spectrum reallocation is a win-win-win scenario for the economy, social well-being, and the government.

The Mercatus Center at George Mason University invites you to join Brent Skorup, Research Fellow in the Technology Policy Program, for a Capitol Hill Campus discussion of federal wireless spectrum and how it can be used more efficiently.

This program will explain:

  • What wireless spectrum is and its basic technical aspects;
  • Competition and consumer benefits that arise from freeing up more spectrum;
  • The tremendous budgetary value of assigned spectrum underutilized by federal agencies; and
  • Strategies for reallocating government-held spectrum for private use.

Space is limited. Please register online for this event.

This event is free and open to all congressional and federal agency staff. Lunch will be provided. Due to space constraints, this event is not open to interns. Questions? Please contact Jennifer Campbell at jcampbell@mercatus.gmu.edu.