Faculty Advisor

Spanagel, David I.

Faculty Advisor

Wyglinski, Alexander


This project provides an examination of the FCC’s policies towards spectrum reallocation. The project examines the National Broadband Plan and how the FCC has approached the goals described within it. The demand for broadband communications has increased dramatically in recent years and has resulted in a predicted spectrum deficit in the near future. In addition to a number of spectrum auctions and their winners the project examines how the redistribution of spectrum impacts the broadband community. The project also provides an examination of spectrum reallocation and policy in other countries, to provide a broader view of spectrum policy. Finally the project examines new spectrum technologies and spectrum usage policies to further examine how the US’s spectrum policies should evolve.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering