The CSSMA meeting was part of ongoing efforts to develop the smallsat industry by facilitating spectrum coordination and harnessing the industry’s voice on pertinent matters.
On January 31, 2016, the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado hosted its annual Digital Broadband Migration Symposium. The theme of this year’s conference was “The Evolving Industry Structure of the Digital Broadband Landscape.” The two-day conference brought together an array of leaders from government, academia, and industry to examine the role of regulatory oversight, antitrust law, and intellectual property policy in regulating industry structure and to discuss what policy reforms may be appropriate for the constantly changing digital broadband environment.
If the budgets released by the two major U.S. telecommunications regulators are any indication, 2015 promises major reform of the $8.7 billion Universal Service Fund (“USF”) and an even greater focus on making more spectrum available for broadband use. The largest requests by both the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 created a new independent authority within the U.S. Department of Commerce, the First Responders Network Authority (FirstNet), and charged it with constructing and operating a nationwide public safety broadband network. The legislation also budgeted $7 billion of spectrum-auction revenue to fund the new network – an
The National Telecommunications & Information Administration(NTIA) has announced that it will hold the first meeting in its long-awaited privacy multistakeholder process on July 12, 2012. According to NTIA, the goal will be “to develop a code of conduct to provide transparency in how companies providing applications and interactive services for mobile devices handle personal data.” For our analysis and summary of
NTIA released a report in late March outlining the opening of the 1755-1850 MHz band for commercial use. In the report, the agency states that although the undertaking is estimated to cost $18 billion and take up to 10 years, it is “possible to repurpose all 95 megahertz of the band.” As NTIA Administrator Larry