How did the international spectrum power struggle start?

In the second episode of our Spectrum Policy 101 podcast, we talk to Professor Marc Raboy, author of “Marconi: the man who networked the world,” and Professor Thomas Hazlett, former chief economist at US regulator the Federal Communications Commission.

| Laura Sear

In the 1890s Marconi developed the first practical radio wireless telegraph system, which he smartly patented. Marc Raboy explains how this caused the first international spectrum-related tensions. Thomas Hazlett discusses how wireless grew in the United States and how a market-driven approach eventually prevailed.

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