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Thursday, November 10 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Mobile Policy Panel sponsored by AT&T

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Spectrum is the wireless equivalent of oxygen. It is the finite amount of radio waves that connect people and devices via mobile broadband. Everything from digital textbooks to connected laptops to cell phones to tablets use spectrum. As we increasingly rely on mobile connectivity throughout our society, demand for spectrum is increasing exponentially. The government controls how this precious and finite resource is used. We aim to discuss the various approaches to solving our nation’s spectrum problems, in order to make more spectrum available keep pace with consumer demand and promote continued investment and innovation in the mobile space.


Speakers
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Jim Kohlenberger

Jim Kohlenberger is a former White House policy advisor to two U.S. Presidents, is President of JK Strategies -- a public policy consulting practice, serves as Executive Director of jobs4america, and serves on the board of the Benton Foundation. Most recently, Kohlenberger served as Chief of Staff for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) where he helped craft the President's innovation strategy, advanced policies to... Read More →
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Morgan W. Reed

Executive Director, ACT | The App Association
Morgan specializes in issues dealing with software development and intellectual property in the digital age. His commentary and insight has been sought by the Senate Commerce Committee, House Judiciary Committee, the Senate High Tech Working Group, the Congressional Caucus on Intellectual Property and Piracy, and numerous state governments. Morgan has been called on as a technology expert for major news networks including Fox, MSNBC, CBS CNBC... Read More →
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Peter Rysavy

Rysavy Research LLC is a consulting firm that has specialized in wireless technology since 1993. Projects have included reports on the evolution of wireless technology, spectrum analysis for broadband services, evaluation of wireless technology capabilities, strategic consultations, system design, articles, courses and webcasts, network performance measurement, and test reports. Clients include more than seventy-five organizations. Peter... Read More →
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Paul de Sa

Paul de Sa has been Chief of the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis (OSP) since joining the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in July 2009. He reports to the FCC's Chairman and leads a group that includes economists, lawyers, technologists, and visiting academics who work on a variety of issues before the Commission, such as merger reviews, broadband adoption and deployment, and spectrum policy. Prior to joining the... Read More →

Sponsors
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AT&T

More than a century ago, Alexander Graham Bell's historic phone call to Watson marked the beginning of a new voice communications era. The Bell Systems' founders knew that for technology to succeed they needed a sustained research and development organization dedicated to fostering continued innovation. AT&T Bell Labs (first known as Bell Telephone Laboratories) was created in 1925 to answer the call and meet the needs of the future. Through... Read More →


Thursday November 10, 2011 10:00am - 11:00am
Artisphere - Dome Theatre 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington VA 22209