Sell It, Lease It, or Give It Away -- How Can Spectrum Reform Best Promote Wireless Internet Deployment?
May 1, 2003
On May 1, 2003 the Internet Caucus Advisory Committee hosted the first event of 2003, in conjunction with the Internet Caucus and the Wireless Task Force. Congressman Honda (D-CA) returned to co-chair the Task Force again this year and was joined by Congresswoman Dunn (R-WA). The ICAC's wireless working group worked with the Wireless Task Force co-chairs to develop the event, "Sell it, Lease it, or Give it Away - How Can Spectrum Reform Best Promote Wireless Deployment?" The wireless working group was co-chaired by John Camp (Wiley, Rein & Fielding) and Jim Dempsey (Center for Democracy & Technology).
The event focused on the evolution of the regulatory framework governing wireless spectrum. The FCC's Spectrum Policy Task Force's recent report was used as the basis for the discussion. Gerry Waldron (Covington and Burling) moderated this expert panel which included, Thomas Hazlett (Manhattan Institute), Steve Berry (CTIA), David Siddall (Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP) and Michael Calabrese (The New America Foundation). Congressman Honda also addressed the attendees - the vast majority of which were Congressional staff and press.
The Internet Caucus Advisory Committee holds these balanced panels as educational forums to help inform Congressional Member and staff about the current Internet debates in the 108th Congress.
For more detail regarding the event please view the complete video.