An Information Economy Project Conference
George Mason University School of Law
3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia
Friday, April 4, 2008
Charles Jackson, Conference Coordinator
Thomas W. Hazlett, IEP Director
Drew Clark, IEP Assistant Director
This conference will review the development of unlicensed wireless policy with the goal of assisting scholars in understanding how the current unlicensed policies came into being. It looks at the interplay between regulation and innovation and examines policy initiatives from industry and from inside the government. It also reviews technological and market responses to changes in regulation.
The speakers include several individuals who were deeply involved with the development of unlicensed policy and of standards and devices that operated under that policy.
This conference should prove informative to people interested in either spectrum policy generally or unlicensed wireless in particular. It may also interest students of regulation, innovation, or, more widely, law and economics.
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Welcome: THOMAS HAZLETT, George Mason University School of Law (Bio)
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Morning Keynote: "Wi-Fi and Bluetooth - The Path from Carter and Reagan-era Faith in Deregulation to Widespread Products Impacting Our World"
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Panel 1: Policy Development
"Unlicensed to Kill: a Brief History of the FCC Part 15 Rules"
"Grazing on the Commons: The Emergence of Part 15,"
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Panel 2: Market Development
"History of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) in the Unlicensed Bands"
"Unlicensed: The case of Wi-Fi"
"Broadband Access in Unlicensed Bands for Fun & Profit"
Luncheon Keynote: "What Went Wrong with U-PCS"
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When: Friday, April 4, 2008, 8:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Where: George Mason University School of Law, Room 225, 3301 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 (Orange Line: Virginia Square-GMU Metro). Admission is free, but seating is limited.
Because of construction, parking is tight. See http://www.law.gmu.edu/geninfo/parking.
See IEP Web page: http://iep.gmu.edu.
To reserve your spot, please email Drew Clark: firstname.lastname@example.org.