The IEP’s Brent Skorup recently sat down with the Heartland Institute’s Jim Lakely to discuss the diminishing availability of spectrum in mobile broadband networks. Skorup recently published a paper on the topic in which he argues that the federal government must sell spectrum to private mobile broadband providers in order to alleviate the “spectrum crunch.” Skorup offers specific policy proposals in his paper that would facilitate the most efficient transfer of spectrum from the federal government to the private market. The Heartland Institute is a Chicago-based think tank that promotes and researches free market policy.
In the podcast, which can be found here, Skorup discusses his findings and situates the issue of diminishing spectrum in the broader perspective of federal communications policy. Additionally, Skorup’s paper that is the subject of the podcast is available here.