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Aspen Panel: The FCC’s Incentive Auctions – How Can They Succeed?

Aspen Panel: The FCC’s Incentive Auctions – How Can They Succeed?

TPI Aspen Forum Registration Discount Extended Through July 8

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

July 2, 2013 – The upcoming FCC incentive auctions, which aim to facilitate market-based transfer of spectrum from broadcast TV to broader wireless uses, may be the most complex the Commission has ever conducted. Many questions remain regarding how the auction should be structured and carried out. For example, within the constraints imposed by Congress, should the auctions maximize revenues, new spectrum available, or something else? What band plan will best contribute to a successful auction and thriving post-auction wireless ecosystem? What are the implications of potential participation restrictions imposed on certain wireless providers? How can the auction ensure robust participation by broadcasters?

Participants on the panel “The FCC’s Incentive Auctions – How Can They Succeed?” at this year’s TPI Aspen Forum will discuss some of the outstanding and difficult obstacles that must be overcome in order for the auction to succeed.

Confirmed panelists are:

Harold Feld, Senior Vice President, Public Knowledge

Evan Kwerel, Senior Economic Advisor, Federal Communications Commission

Joan Marsh, Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, AT&T

Paul Milgrom, Shirley R. and Leonard W. Ely, Jr. Professor in Humanities and Sciences, Department of Economics, Stanford University

Preston Padden, Executive Director, Expanding Opportunities for Broadcasters Coalition

The panel will be moderated by Scott Wallsten, TPI Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research.

The TPI Aspen Forum brings together leaders from business, government, and academia to discuss key public policy issues affecting information and communications technology. This year’s theme is, “Creative Destruction and Growth: Policy Choices.” Discussion panels and speakers at the 2013 TPI Aspen Forum will focus on competition, privacy, data security, and other regulatory policies critical to the health of Internet economy.

A preview agenda is available and more speakers and panels will be announced soon. Registration can be performed on the TPI website. A discount for early registration has been extended through July 8th. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] for complimentary registration.

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

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