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The "White Space": What to do with it

March 24, 2006 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Room B-340, Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC


  • Randolph May (Moderator), Senior Fellow & Director of Communications Policy Studies, PFF
  • David Donovan, President, Association for Maximum Service Television, Inc.
  • Jaime Hjort, Legislative Assistant, Office of Senator George Allen (R-VA)
  • Dr. Paul Kolodzy, Communications Technology Consultant
  • Thomas Lenard, Senior Fellow & Vice President for Research, PFF
  • Lisa Sutherland, Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation
  • Alice Tornquist, Vice President of Government Affairs, QUALCOMM Incorporated

There is significant value in the unused portions - the White Space - associated with the TV broadcast spectrum.  Currently, there are legislative proposals to allocate it to unlicensed uses.  Is this the best use of the TV White Space?  The Progress & Freedom Foundation is hosting a Congressional Seminar to examine the issue.

Media questions should be directed to Amy Smorodin at 202-289-8928 or asmorodin@pff.org. Others should contact Marie Ryan at 202-289-8928 or mryan@pff.org.




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