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The 5G Wireless Future and the Role of the Federal Government December 16th Event

According to telecom industry experts, the next generation of wireless broadband known as 5G promises to deliver unprecedented speed and data capacity to wireless consumers. Whether federal regulators’ efforts to allocate spectrum will ultimately support the development of 5G technology and encourage an environment of permissionless innovation in the wireless industry remains to be determined.

To provide insight into the current spectrum policy landscape, Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), discussed the federal government’s efforts to increase spectrum availability for wireless broadband. A panel of experts from the government and private sector reflected on the Assistant Secretary’s remarks and discuss future spectrum management challenges and how to best empower 5G. Harold Furchtgott-Roth, former FCC Commissioner and Director of Hudson Institute’s Center for the Economics of the Internet, moderated the event.

Read Lawrence E. Strickling’s remarks.

Speakers

Harold Furchtgott-Roth Moderator

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for the Economics of the Internet, Hudson Institute.

Lawrence E. Strickling Speaker

Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, Department of Commerce and Administrator, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Fred Campbell Panelist

Director, Tech Knowledge

Paige Atkins Panelist

Associate Administrator, Office of Spectrum Management, NTIA

Jon Wilkins Panelist

Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

Hudson Experts

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