Getting Beyond Command-and-Control Regulation in Wireless Spectrum

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On November 14, 2014, the Silicon Flatirons Center hosted the conference “Getting Beyond Command-and-Control Regulation in Wireless Spectrum” at the University of Colorado Law School.

The goal of the conference was to encourage an open discussion about the role that “command-and-control” regulation plays in the evolving spectrum management ecosystem. This conference was organized to critically evaluate the premise that the shift away from command-and-control regulation is a desirable one. It undertook this task by looking at the strengths, weakness, opportunities, and threats of shifting away from the legacy command and control regulatory structure.

This report is intended to aggregate and distill the ideas discussed in these conversations. The experts presenting and on the panels progressed ideas and built upon past conversations in a way that may serve regulators and policymakers as they work to further improve our spectrum management framework to enable the continued explosion of services and technology.

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