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Hazlett Speaks on Reallocation of Broadcast Spectrum

Professor Thomas Hazlett spoke on February 22 at an event in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Hudson Institute and entitled, “The Phantom of the Broadcast Spectrum Policy Opera.” Senior Fellow and Director of the Center Harold Furchtgott-Roth moderated the discussion.

Recent legislation gave the Federal Communications Commission the authority to reallocate parts of the broadcast spectrum for mobile broadband purposes and to auction the spectrum to the public, reigniting the debate over broadcast spectrum and how to structure FCC auctions. Hazlett discussed the value of getting more spectrum into the marketplace, the dangers of regulatory micro-management, and various means to move spectrum quickly from low value to higher value uses.

Click here to view video of this event.