Debate on Spectrum Allocation, Catholic University CommLaw Conspectus Symposium: Interference: Wireless Innovation, Public Interest, Regulatory Response (Feb. 26, 2009)


2009 Catholic University CommLaw Conspectus Symposium
Interference: Wireless Innovation, Public Interest, Regulatory Response
Thursday, February 26, 2009
8:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

This symposium poses the question: What is the appropriate regulatory response to increasing innovation in the provision of wireless service and development of wireless devices, given increased calls for use of spectrum in the public interest?
Thomas Hazlett, Professor of Law and Economics at George Mason University, and Gigi Sohn, President and Co-Founder of Public Knowledge, debated spectrum allocation policies for both—licensed or unlicensed— and the uses of such spectrum.

1:05-2:20 A Debate on Spectrum Allocation in the Digital Age


  • Thomas Hazlett, Professor of Law and Economics, George Mason University School of Law
  • Gigi Sohn, President and Co-Founder, Public Knowledge
  • Bryan Tramont, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, Moderator

Watch Video Recording [Windows Media Player] [2:35.20] Video recording courtesy of Catholic Univ. Comm. Law Student Assoc.

Read Transcript [DOC] CU%20debate_transcript.doc

CommDaily Flyer [PDF]

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