Jim Baller
The Baller Herbst Law Group
Marty Stern
Partner, K&L Gates

In February, Congress enacted the most significant piece of spectrum legislation in almost 20 years. The new law has sweeping provisions providing billions for public safety broadband and for repurposing and repacking broadcasters through reverse auctions. It frees up spectrum to be auctioned for wireless broadband and encourages expanded use of white spaces and wireless towers. With the ink barely dry, significant disagreements have emerged over the meaning of many of the key provisions of the Act and over the respective roles of the FCC, NTIA, the First Responder Network Authority, and state and local governments. Stakeholders are also struggling to understand the complex multi-dimensional procedural steps through which the Act will be implemented, including the timing of key rulemakings, auctions, and the roll-out of the public safety broadband network.

In this special 2 hour program on Broadband US TV, we'll make sense of the 2012 Spectrum Act, with experts on the key issues involved.

Our Guests:

Implications for Public Safety and other governmental entities

Stephen Traylor, Executive Director, NATOA
Brett Kilbourne, Deputy General Counsel, Utilities Telecom Council

Matthew Dowell
Senior Manager, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Roger Wespe, Government Relations Manager, APCO International

Implications for Broadcasters, Wireless Carriers, and the Tech Community

Michael Calabrese, New America Foundation
Lawrence Krevor, Vice President, Sprint
Kevin Krufky, Vice President, Public Affairs, Alcatel-Lucent

Peter Tannenwald, Member, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth