David Reed

Silicon Flatirons — Senior Fellow, Spectrum Policy Initiative
University of Colorado Boulder — Senior Research Associate, Computer Science Department

Dr. David Reed is currently a Senior Research Associate in the Computer Science Department at the University of Colorado Boulder and a Senior Fellow in the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship at the CU Law School. Dr. Reed also serves as the Frontier Compliance Monitor for the California Public Utilities Commission, and is a Senior Advisor for the C-Band Relocation Payment Clearinghouse authorized by the Federal Communications Commission. From 2014 – 2018, he was the Director of the Interdisciplinary Telecom Program at CU Boulder. Between 1994 – 2012, Dr. Reed was a senior executive at Cable Television Laboratories. As Chief Strategy Officer, he led strategic planning activities as well as large R&D projects covering a wide range of technologies relevant to the cable industry such as broadband delivery systems (DOCSIS), application platforms, business services, and voice-over-IP. Dr. Reed also has been a Telecommunications Policy Analyst in the Office of Plans and Policy at the Federal Communications Commission where he worked on cable-telco competition, personal communications services, and spectrum auction policies. Dr. Reed has authored a book on residential fiber optic networks, and is a widely published author in telecommunications journals, books, and magazines. He has been a contributor of interdisciplinary analyses that played key roles in defining U.S. policy debates on PCS spectrum allocation and local access competition. His current research focuses on competitive prospects for Gigabit broadband, spectrum management issues, and the cost of broadband network deployment using fiber, fixed wireless, and other broadband technologies.

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