Silicon Flatirons/Colorado Law alum Stacey Weber files comments Re: FCC NOI

Recent Colorado Law graduate and Silicon Flatirons research assistant Stacey Weber worked with Professor Dale Hatfield this summer to prepare a comment and reply comment responding to the Federal Communication Commission’s recent Notice of Inquiry regarding receiver standards. As demand for spectrum continues to increase—and, with it, the cost of conflict over spectrum usage—the comment urges the Commission to remember the informal, less-used tools of information gathering and problem solving at its disposal that could aid in addressing the new, complex, and highly contested challenges it faces. The comment focuses on negotiated rulemaking as an example of one approach that could prove beneficial, highlighting its potential to increase collaboration between stakeholders, tease out conflict early in the rulemaking process, and leverage Commission involvement as a backstop for stakeholder-led efforts.

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