Friday, September 20, 9:00 am - 10:45 am 


  • IMT Spectrum Identification: Obstacle for 5G Deployments?, Mohamed El-Moghazi, NTRA of Egypt

  • Beyond 5G: the Role of THz Spectrum, Rohit Singh, Carnegie Mellon University; William Lehr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Douglas Sicker, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Evolving 5G Case Study in Spectrum Management and Industrial Policy, Rob Frieden, Pennsylvania State University

  • Roles of Regulation in 5G Market Design, Johannes Bauer, Michigan State University; and Erik Bohlin, Chalmers University of Technology


  • Multisided Markets & Antitrust, James Alleman, University of Colorado Boulder; Edmond Baranes, University of Montpellier; and Paul Rappoport, Temple University

  • Applying Antitrust in Digital Markets, Mark Jamison, University of Florida

  • Can Antitrust Enforcement Improve Privacy Protection? Mark Maccarthy, Georgetown University

Digital Divide

  • Tribal Technology Assessment: The State of Internet Service on Tribal Lands, Traci Morris, Arizona State University; and Brian Howard, Arizona State University 

  • Buy and cell: How mobile phone privacy violations contribute to digital inequalities for disadvantaged populations, Gwen Shaffer, California State University Long Beach; and Jan Fernback, Temple University

  • Digital Reentry: Uses of and Barriers to ICTs in the Prisoner Reentry Process, Bianca Reisdorf, UNC Charlotte; Julia DeCook, Michigan State University; Megan Foster, UNC Charlotte; Jennifer Cobbina, Michigan State University; and Ashleigh LaCourse, Michigan State University


  • Expanding Telecommunications Services in a New Age: How Legal Traditions and Licensing Procedures Impact Telecommunications Industries Around the World Frederick Steimling, University of Colorado Law School

  • Cloud Control: China’s 2017 Cybersecurity Law and the impact on US Companies, Aynne Kokas, University of Virginia

  • Internet governance in Russia - sovereign basics for independent RUnet, Ilona Stadnik, Saint-Petersburg State University           


  • Scoping New Policy Frameworks for Local Broadband Networks, Sharon Strover, University of Texas at Austin; and Martin Johannes Riedl, University of Texas at Austin

  • Does the multilevel governance of state aid encourage broadband diffusion? Evidence from three European countries, Paolo Gerli, Northumbria University; Julio Navio Marco, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia and Jason Whalley, Northumbria University

  • How Telecommunication Regulations Can Contribute to the Alleviation of Traffic Explosion in the Japanese NGN, Masatsugu Tsuji, Kobe International University; and Sobee Shinohara, KDDI Research

  • Quality Competition at the Competitive Margin in US Residential Broadband Markets, Kenneth Flamm, University of Texas at Austin and Pablo Varas, University of Texas at Austin

Friday, September 20, 11:05 am - 12:45 pm


  • 5G: Policy Challenges for Rural Regions, Heather Hudson, University of Alaska Anchorage

  • Not Over My Backyard: The Regulatory Conflict between 5G Rollout and Environmental and Historic Preservation, Benjamin W. Cramer, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Imagining Future Cities: Design Guidelines for Wireless Small Cells in Urban Landscapes, Irena Stevens, University of Colorado Boulder; and David Reed, University of Colorado Boulder


  • Old-School Meets the Web: Defining and Applying Fiduciary Duties in the Platform Era, Richard Whitt, GLIA Foundation

  • Regulation when platforms are layered, William Lehr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; David Clark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; kc Claffy, University of California San Diego; and Steven Bauer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • What are the pro- and anti-competitive claims driving the European Commission’s platform policies?, Adelaida Afilipoaie, imec-SMIT-VUB; Karen Donders, Vrije Universiteit Brussel; and Pieter Ballon, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Digital Divide

  • Quantified global broadband strategies for connecting unconnected communities, Edward Oughton, University of Oxford

  • Building Our Own Bridges; How a Distressed Urban Neighborhood Bridges the Digital Divide, Bibi Reisdorf, UNC Charlotte; Laleah Fernandez, Michigan State University; Inyoung Shin, Rutgers; and Ruth Shillair, Michigan State University

  • Digital skill sets for diverse users: A comparison framework for curriculum and competencies, Stacey Wedlake, University of Washington; David Keyes, City of Seattle; and Karah Lothian, University of Washington


  • Critical communication infrastructures and Huawei, Olav Lysne, Simula Metropolitan CDE; Ahmed Elmokashfi, Simula Metropolitan CDE; Niels Nagelhus Schia, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI); Lars Gjesvik, NUPI; and Karsten Friis,NUPI

  • Impact of Free Trade Agreements on Internet Domain Name Arbitration Cases: A Cross-National Comparison of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy, Bumgi Min, The Pennsylvania State University; Ryan Yang Wang, The Pennsylvania State University; Yang Bai, The Pennsylvania State University; Jenna Grzeslo, State University of New York New Platzand Krishna Jayakar, The Pennsylvania State University

  • A Tale of Two Countries: Mobile Communications, the Internet and the Digital Economy in China and India, Rekha Jain, IIM Ahmedabad; Prabir Neogi, Carleton University; and Krishna Jayakar, The Pennsylvania State University


  • The Rewards of Municipal Broadband: An Econometric Analysis of the Labor Market, George Ford, Phoenix Center; and Alan Seals, Auburn University
    Measuring the Effects of Municipal Broadband, 
    Sarah Oh, Technology Policy Institute
    Predicting Broadband Expansion: An Analysis of Geographic and Demographic Influences, 
    E.K. Itoku, Columbia University; Aman Varma Mantena, Columbia University; Aaron Sadholz, Columbia University; Anna Zhou, Columbia University; and Henning Schulzrinne, Columbia University
    How Data Gaps (re)Make Rural Broadband Gaps, 
    Helen Hambly, University of Guelph; and Reza Rajabiun, Ryerson University

Friday, September 20, 4:00 pm - 5:45 pm


  • Spectrum prices and consumer outcomes: a global evaluation of impacts (2010-2017), Pau Castells, GSMA; and Kalvin Bahia, GSMA

  • Market Disputes | Legal, Social, and Long-Term Implications for an Evolving Spectrum Market, J. Stephanie Rose, University of Pittsburgh; Martin B.H. Weiss, University of Pittsburgh; Taieb Znati, University of Pittsburgh; Marcela Gomez, University of Pittsburgh; Debarun Das, University of Pittsburgh; and Pedro Bustamante, University of Pittsburgh 

  • Spectrum sharing analysis for unlicensed use in 6 GHz using Risk-Informed Interference Assessment, Nadia Yoza Mitsuishi, University of Colorado Boulder; and David Reed, University of Colorado Boulder


  • Content and Access Bundling: simulating complex scenarios, Petrus H. Potgieter, University of South Africa and Bronwyn E. Howell, Victoria University of Wellington

  • Online Video: Content Models, Emerging Market Structure, and Regulatory Policy Solutions, Eli Noam, Columbia University

  • What Unregulated Algorithm Industry Wants from New Digital Audience Measurement: Institutional Perspective on Personal Data Surveillance Yong Jin Park, Howard University


  • The impact of Internet Access Subsidies for Low-Income Households,Gregory Rosston, Stanford University; Scott Wallsten, Technology Policy Instituteand Wallis Romzek, Technology Policy Institute

  • Any Sirious Concerns Yet? - An empirical analysis of voice assistants’ impact on consumer behavior and assessment of emerging policy challenges, Rene Arnold, WIK; Serpil Tas, University of Science and Technology of China; Christian Hildebrandt, WIK; and Anna Schneider, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • Public vs. Private Mobile Services: An Analysis of a Tortured History, Scott Jordan, University of California, Irvine


  • Disaster Privacy/Privacy Disaster, Madelyn Sanfilippo, Princeton University; Yan Shvartzshnaider, New York University; Irwin Reyes, University of California Berkeley; Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Techand Serge Egelman, University of California Berkeley

  • Life, law, and new privacy in a world of illusions and manipulations, Andrew Odlyzko, University of Minnesota

  • Have Your Privacy Cake and Eat It Too: How New Technologies May Help Resolve the Inherent Tension in the Privacy Policy Debate, Mark Walker, CableLabs; Kelton Shockey, CableLabs; and Brian Scriber, CableLabs


  • The Hidden Standards War: Economic Factors Affecting IPv6 Deployment, Brenden Kuerbis, Georgia Institute of Technology; and Milton Mueller, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Competition, Privacy, and Performance in the Internet Ecosystem: The Impact of Centralized DNS over HTTPS, Tithi Chattopadhyay, Princeton University; Paul Schmitt, Princeton University; Kevin Borgolte, Princeton University; Jordan Holland, Princeton University; Austin Hounsel, Princeton University; and Nick Feamster, Princeton University

  • Navigating the Landscape of Programmable Networks: Looking beyond the Regulatory Status Quo, Apoorv Shukla, TU Berlinand Volker Stocker, MPI-Informatics, Saarbrücken/TU Berlin