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Wireless

Wireless networks allow users to access telecommunications and the Internet while on the move. The wireless devices operate on the electromagnetic spectrum, which is a finite resource. The allocation and assignment of spectrum, particularly given the burgeoning demand for wireless access to the Internet, poses a unique set of policy decisions for regulators worldwide.

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Quotes

What If You Used Other People to Connect Instead of Verizon or AT&T?


Jonathan Zittrain
Source: America Public Media’s Marketplace
July 5, 2012

Privacy, Please: This Is Only for the Two of Us


Andrea Matwyshyn
Source: The New York Times
June 2, 2012

The New Pay Phone and What It Knows About You


Chris Hoofnagle
Source: The New York Times
April 30, 2012

The Post-Cash, Post-Credit-Card Economy


Alessandro Acquisti
Source: The New York Times
April 28, 2012

Expert Poll: Internet Makes Us Smarter & Stupider


danah boyd
Source: TechNews Daily
February 29, 2012

Verizon Versus Google Wallet


Barbara van Schewick
Source: IEEE’s Techwise Conversations
January 13, 2012

The Personal Computer Is Dead


Jonathan Zittrain
Source: Technology Review
November 30, 2011

Liberty Media Unit Says Standards Manipulated By Competitors

"There should be a concern. The standard-setting process can be used to manipulate the standards to be closer to what one company wants." — Nicholas Economides, Professor of Economics, New York University


Nicholas Economides
Source: Forbes
October 12, 2011

'Stingray' Phone Tracker Fuels Constitutional Clash


Michael B. Abramowicz
Source: The Wall Street Journal
September 21, 2011
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TAP Blog

Trump’s 5G Plan Is More Than a Gift to His Base

In this opinion piece written for The New York Times, University of Pennsylvania Legal Studies and Business Ethics professor Kevin Werbach explains why the wireless open access proposal from the Trump re-election campaign is worth considering.

Kevin Werbach

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Fact Sheets

Wireless and Mobile Communications

Wireless or “mobile” devices send information one-to-one (like mobile phones), one-to-many (like AM or FM radio), or many-to-many (like Wi-Fi Internet access). Wireless devices send and receive signals along the electromagnetic spectrum in the form of waves similar to visible light or sound.

Featured Article

Using Spectrum Auctions to Enhance Competition in Wireless Services

This paper looks at how regulators can support more competition between different wireless services.

By: Gregory L. Rosston, Peter Cramton, Evan Kwerel, Andrzej (Andy) Skrzypacz