Roundtable Report—The Challenges of Radio Spectrum Pollution

On June 22, 2023, Silicon Flatirons convened an invitation-only roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C. titled “The Challenges of Radio Spectrum Pollution.” The day-long event asked a diverse group of academics, policymakers, spectrum users, and advocates to revisit topics covered in a 2013 Silicon Flatirons Conference including the current state of noise pollution sensing, the effects of electrification and increased IoT devices on the noise floor, and the difficulties of addressing noise pollution with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) existing regulations and enforcement practices. The roundtable discussions took place under the “Chatham House Rule.”

A report detailing the roundtable outcomes is available for download, thanks to Colorado Law students Nicole Ela, Sean Harms, and Jackson McNeal, with support from Silicon Flatirons Spectrum Initiative Senior Fellow Peter Tenhula and Co-Directors Dale Hatfield and Keith Gremban.

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