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The Spectrum Crunch: Causes and Solutions


The Spectrum Crunch: Causes and Solutions

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

March 1, 2013

Rayburn House Office Building 

Room B338

Washington, DC


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In his recent paper, "Is There Really a Spectrum Crisis? Quantifying the Factors Affecting Spectrum License Value," TPI's Scott Wallsten found that spectrum auction prices increased from 2007 - 2011, suggesting that demand for wireless services outpaced technological improvements in spectrum usage and increases in spectrum supply.  Both the Federal Communications Commission and Congress have made moving spectrum into the market a priority.  Are the proposed spectrum auctions and release of spectrum for unlicensed uses enough to ease the "crunch"?


Panelists at "The Spectrum Crunch: Causes and Solutions," hosted by the Technology Policy Institute, will discuss actions that regulators and Congress could take to ensure spectrum is allocated efficiently and available for future wireless services. Panelists are:


"The Spectrum Crunch: Causes and Solutions" will be held Friday, March 1, 2013 from noon to 2:00pm in Room B338 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  Lunch will be served.  Questions should be directed to Ashley Creel at  Members of the press should contact Amy Smorodin at



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