This fall, the FCC is looking to act on proposals to reallocate C-band satellite spectrum rights for terrestrial wireless purposes—mid-band frequencies seen as a 5G “sweet spot” that could be worth tens of billions of dollars. Heated debates continue on whether the commission should authorize C-Band Alliance satellite providers—including Intelsat and SES—to conduct a private auction or require a public auction of the 5G mobile rights, how much spectrum should be repurposed, how fast it will be cleared, how auction proceeds should be apportioned, and other topics.
On October 8, The Capitol Forum will host an event during which policy players will discuss the state of play at the FCC and in Congress, as well as the litigation prospects, with court challenges seeming to loom no matter what the agency decides.
Select list of participants includes:
- Brian Hendricks, Nokia, Vice President of Policy & Public Affairs (Americas Region)
- Colleen King, Charter Communications, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs
- Grant Spellmeyer, U.S. Cellular, Vice President, Federal Affairs & Public Policy
- Louis Peraertz, Wireless Internet Service Provider's Association, Vice President of Policy
- Matt DelNero, Covington & Burling LLP, Partner; Counsel for Content Companies
- Michael Calabrese, New America Open Technology Institute, Director, Wireless Future Project
- Michael O'Rielly, FCC, Commissioner
- Patrick McFadden, National Association of Broadcasters, Associate General Counsel, Legal & Regulatory Affairs
- Patrick Welsh, Verizon, Assistant Vice President, Wireless Policy Development
- Peter Pitsch, C-Band Alliance, Head of Advocacy & Government Affairs
- Ross Lieberman, ACA Connects, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs
- Steve Sharkey, T-Mobile, Vice President, Government Affairs, Technology & Engineering Policy
- Lunch will be served starting at noon; keynote begins promptly at 12:30pm.
- Subscribers are welcome to attend as part of their subscription.
- Discounted tickets are available for academics, non-profits, and government officials. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for pricing details, more information, or questions.