Musk, Ergen and Dell Are All Fighting Over the Same Slice of Spectrum
Use of the 12 GHz spectrum band has suddenly become an issue, with satellite internet, satellite TV and 5G providers all vying for access.
Science & Tech
One of the panels at this week's INCOMPAS Policy Summit was about the future uses of the 12 GHz spectrum. INCOMPAS, or the Internet and Competitive Networks Association, is a trade group representing internet, streaming, communications, and technology companies.
Between 12.2 GHz and 12.7 GHz, lies 500 megahertz of highly sought after spectrum that is becoming a battleground between three tech heavyweights — Charlie Ergen, CEO of Dish Network, Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies, and Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX and creator of the Starlink satellite internet service.
The INCOMPAS panel was comprised of Michael Calabrese, Director of Wireless Future Project at Open Technology Institute at New America, V. Noah Campbell, Co-Founder and CEO of RS Access, LLC, Harold Feld, Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge, and Alison A. Minea, Director and Senior Counsel of Regulatory Affairs at Dish Network. The panel was moderated by Drew FitzGerald, a reporter at the Wall Street Journal.