The State of U.S. Spectrum Policy

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., chairman of the Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet, will convene a hearing titled, “The State of U.S. Spectrum Policy,” at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 23, 2020. The hearing will examine the Federal Communications Commission’s and National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s role in spectrum management and policymaking. Witnesses will have the opportunity to discuss how the increased demand and competition for licensed and unlicensed spectrum resources have impacted spectrum policies in the United States. 


  • Mr. Tom Power, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, CTIA
  • Mr. Mark Gibson, Director of Business Development, CommScope
  • Dr. Roslyn Layton, Visiting Researcher, Aalborg University
  • Mr. Michael Calabrese, Director, Wireless Future Project, Open Technology Institute at New America

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Thursday, July 23, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation, and the Internet 

This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

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  • Mr. Tom Power

    Senior Vice President and General Counsel
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  • Mr. Mark Gibson

    Director of Business Development
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  • Dr. Roslyn Layton

    Visiting Researcher
    Aalborg University
    Download Testimony (173.17 KB)
  • Mr. Michael Calabrese

    Wireless Future Project, Open Technology Institute at New America
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