Ummmm……OK, maybe that overstates things a tad. Still, fellow Wetmachiner Greg Rose and yr hmbl obdn’t blogger will be unveiling two new White Papers on how we can break past the stale debates on federal spectrum and figure out how to make some wireless magic happen.
The event happens Thursday, June 3, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington DC 20001. NTIA Administrator Asst Secretary of Commerce Larry Strickling will give the Keynote Address, “Averting the Spectrum Crisis.”
“What should we do to get more federal spectrum available for non-federal use? Anyone have any ideas?”
“Auctions!” “No, Opportunistic sharing!”
“You guys have been arguing that for nearly 10 years. Doesn’t anyone have any new ideas?”
You’re in luck. Public Knowledge is having an AmazingCoolSuperNeet-o event on June 3 called “Toward Sustainable Spectrum Policy, Rethinking Federal Spectrum.” It will have lots of cool new ideas.
You can get more details here
“New ideas? Like what?”
“Like federal secondary markets — it’s an auction AND it’s opportunistic sharing.”
“Federal secondary markets? What the heck is that?”
“The federal government leases out access to spectrum rather than clearing and auctioning, using the same kind of opportunistic sharing technology developed for TV white spaces.”
“So it’s kind of like ‘federal white spaces,’ but we’d charge money?”
“Kind of, yes.”
To find out more, come to The Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave, NW, Washington DC, on June 3, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
“Will any cool people be there?”
The keynote is being given by Asst. Sec. of Commerce Larry Strickling.
“Woo, the head of NTIA! Mr. Federal Spectrum himself.”
There will also be two panels full of really cool people. You can find out more information at the event web page here.
And you can also see a funny promotional video.
“A funny promotional video about a spectrum conference?”
Yup. Watch . . . .
Stay tuned . . . .