#41 – 3 Questions with Johnny Broadband – A Spectrum Discussion with Former NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin and Joel Thayer of Phillips-Lytle

TUE, 13 OCT 2020 04:00:00 -0400 • 36 MINUTES

Spectrum is the lifeblood of wireless. This is especially true for 5G that uses a range of low-, mid- and high-band frequencies.

What and how much spectrum is allocated for commercial and government use is handled through an interagency process between the FCC and NTIA, part of the Department of Commerce. For the most part, the interagency process works but at other times, not so much.

John Celentano, Inside Towers Business Editor fosters a lively discussion on the battle for 5G spectrum and the role that government agencies have in the spectrum allocation process with Joel Thayer, Associate at the law firm of Phillips-Lytle and Daniel Goldin, former administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and now a Distinguished Fellow of the Council on Competitiveness.