Future of Spectrum

U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), Chair of the Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband, will convene a subcommittee hearing titled “Future of Spectrum” on Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. EDT. Congress has tasked the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with the oversight and management of commercial spectrum. However, past disputes have demonstrated the importance of strong leadership at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the FCC to ensure coordinated agency management of this important resource. This coordination will become even more important as developing technologies lead to better spectrum sharing in the future. With the Commission’s auction authority set to expire soon, Congress has a unique opportunity to set future spectrum priorities and coordination goals to encourage efficient spectrum use. This hearing will examine important policy considerations to ensure spectrum is utilized for the greatest benefit to the public.

Witnesses:

  • Chris Lewis, President and CEO, Public Knowledge
  • Meredith Baker, President and CEO, CTIA
  • Andrew Von Ah, Director of Physical Infrastructure, Government Accountability Office (GAO)
  • Dr. Coleman Bazelon, Principal, The Brattle Group

Hearing Details:

Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband   
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
2:30 P.M. EDT
Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253

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