The Importance of Spectrum to the American Consumer

Thursday, April 12, 2012
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 600
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC


Mobile broadband. 4G. Wi-Fi. Americans hear these terms every day, and use of these technologies has revolutionized the way that we communicate with each other. But these technologies all require the use of a finite resource: spectrum. CMLS is pleased to host Rick Kaplan, Chief of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, to discuss the importance of spectrum to the American consumer. Mr. Kaplan will discuss how the everyday consumer uses spectrum, how popular technologies like those mentioned above have resulted in a ‘spectrum crunch,’ and the steps that the FCC is taking to alleviate this problem. Innovative uses of spectrum have served to improve the lives of consumers across America; with proper encouragement, this valuable resource can continue to do so well into the future.  Attendees are encouraged to think of questions on the subject in order to facilitate a conversation with Mr. Kaplan after his remarks.


Presented by the Communications and Media Law Society



WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

For further information or questions, please contact:
Michael Vasquez
CMLS Symposium Vice President

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