NTIA Press Releases
For Immediate Release
December 5, 2003
Contact: Clyde Ensslin or
Ranjit de Silva, 202-482-7002

Deputy Commerce Secretary to Kick Off Discussion on Spectrum Efficiency as Part of President’s Spectrum Policy Initiative


Deputy Secretary of Commerce Samuel W. Bodman will deliver opening remarks at a roundtable discussion on spectrum efficiency and new technology hosted by Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).


WHO: Deputy Secretary of Commerce Samuel W. Bodman

                 Acting Assistant Secretary of Commerce Michael D. Gallagher

                 FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief John B. Muleta

                 FCC Office of Engineering & Technology Chief Ed Thomas


WHAT: Roundtable discussions on radio spectrum efficiency and new technology.

This forum is one in a series of discussions to gather information for the President’s Spectrum Policy Initiative, which will result in recommendations for improving spectrum management policies and procedures.


WHEN: 9:15 a.m. to 3 p.m Tuesday, December 9.


WHERE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Room 4830

                  1401 Constitution Avenue NW

                  Washington, D.C.

                  (Enter on 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues NW)


The first panel will discuss incentives for more efficient and beneficial spectrum use and the second panel will discuss the development of new and expanded services and technologies. Both panels will feature participation from representatives of key industries and federal government agencies that use spectrum; equipment manufacturers; and experts from government and academia.


The discussions will be moderated by Acting Assistant Secretary and NTIA Administrator Michael D. Gallagher, Federal Communications Commission Wireless Bureau Chief John B. Muleta, and Federal Communications Commission Office of Engineering and Technology Chief Ed Thomas. More information, including a preliminary agenda and schedule, is available from the NTIA Web site at www.ntia.doc.gov.

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