SpectrumX Postdoc, Pedro Bustamante, wins student competition at TPRC 2022

On Saturday, September 17, 2022, Pedro Bustamante, former SpectrumX member and postdoctoral researcher at the Center for Governance and Markets at the University of Pittsburgh, and current Assistant Teaching Professor at the Information and Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University was awarded the first prize of the student paper competition at the Telecommunications Policy Research Conference (TPRC) 2022.

SpectrumX’s research paper explores spectrum sovereignty on tribal lands

The recent research paper entitled “Spectrum Sovereignty on Tribal Lands: Assessing the Digital Reservations Act” was published on August 1, 2022. The Federal Communications Commission currently governs the electromagnetic spectrum on sovereign tribal lands. As a result, tribal governments are unable to self-manage and self-govern spectrum on their lands perpetuating the digital divide and a source of lost revenue.