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Spectrum Issues for the 1990s:
New Challenges for Spectrum Management

by
Annenberg Senior Fellow
Dale N. Hatfield

Prepared for the conference

National Spectrum Management:
Policies and Strategies for the 1990s and Beyond

Centre for International Research on
Communication and Information Technologies
(Circit)
South Melbourne, Australia
November 23, 1993

Contents

Introduction
Spectrum Management Institutions in the United States
The Traditional Administrative Approach to Spectrum Management
Various Techniques for Improving Spectrum Management
Recent Developments--Competitive Bidding for Spectrum (Auctions)
Summary and Conclusions
Endnotes

About the Author
Dale N. Hatfield is an Annenberg Senior Fellow and Founder, former President, and current Chief Executive Officer of Hatfield Associates, Inc., a consulting firm specializing in engineering, economic, and policy studies in the telecommunications field. Currently Adjunct Professor at the University of Colorado, Hatfield was founding Director of the Telecommunications Division at the University of Denver. He is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information; Deputy Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce; and Chief of the Office of Plans and Policy at the Federal Communications Commission. Hatfield frequently speaks before industry groups and testifies before Congress. He holds a B.S.E.E. from Case Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Industrial Management from Purdue University.

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Recommended citation: Spectrum Issues for the 1990s: New Challenges for Spectrum Management (Washington, D.C.: The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University, 1995).

The opinions expressed herein are those of the author. They do not necessarily reflect the views of The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies of Northwestern University.

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