U.S. Spectrum Policy Developments

Given the explosion in wireless services, applications, content and devices, spectrum policy has never been more important in the US than it is today. Since September 2010, there have been a number of significant spectrum policy developments that affect wireless operators, content and application developers and equipment manufacturers. This article discusses these policy developments in detail, from Net Neutrality to Incentive Auction legislation, from Mobile Satellite Service spectrum flexibility to TV White Spaces, and includes background on various proceedings to provide context.

Ari Fitzgerald, a partner in Hogan Lovells’ telecommunications practice, authored the article for Practising Law Institute’s 29th Annual Telecommunications Policy & Regulation Institute publication in December 2011, with contributions from the following telecommunications lawyers at Hogan Lovells LLP: Michele Farquhar, a partner; and associates Mark Brennan, Chris Termini and Aaron George.