Conference Outcomes Report: Silicon Flatirons 2022 Spectrum Policy Initiative Conference

Introduction

As the importance and demand for access to the radio spectrum (“spectrum”) continues to increase, the task of identifying the “highest and best” uses of spectrum looms ever larger in the minds of regulators and stakeholders. This increasing focus is largely due in part to the reality that spectrum allocation decisions are often mired in extended and recurring fights that delay the implementation of new uses and technologies. To foster productive discussions among a variety of stakeholders about why these challenges occur and what can be done to remedy them, the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Colorado Law School held a conference October 7 and 8, 2022. The conference built off the work of Silicon Flatirons’ Spectrum Policy Roundtable in March 20221 and convened stakeholders from a diverse range of commercial, academic, technical, and regulatory backgrounds to explore the policy, legal, institutional, technical, economic, and social conflicts that arise when multiple interests angle for the same spectrum resources.

 

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