Recent Developments

  • Dec 2017: Received a grant from the U.S. Geological Survey to conduct research on Earthquake Early Warning systems over telecommunications networks.
  • Dec 2017: Completed authorship of a report to the U.S. Geological Survey on Telecommunications & ICT in the context of on the HayWired earthquake scenario.
  • Nov 2017: Moderated several panels and roundtables at the RAN USA - SCWS Americas conference.
  • Nov 2017: Participated in the "5G Futures Fireside Chat" at the CDX Digital Officer Global Forum.
  • Oct 2017: Participated in the Broadband Live conference hosted by Broadband Networks AG in Bern Switzerland.
  • Sep 2017: In partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, hosted a multi-stakeholder workshop on Telecommunications and ICT in the context of the HayWired Earthquake scenario.
  • Sep 2017: Moderated "Practical Considerations for Wireless Facilities in the Public Right-of-Way" at the League of California Cities annual conference.
  • Sep 2017: Moderated "Future Networks Think Tank" at the Mobile World Congress Americas conference.
  • Aug 2017: Chaired the Public Wi-Fi SuperCluster for NIST's Global City Teams Challenge. Published the Public Wi-Fi Blueprint at GCTC Expo in Washington D.C.
  • Apr 2017: Presented "5G - Promises & Challenges" to the California Broadband Council.
  • Mar 2017: Presented "5G and the Future of Mobile Networks" to the CETF Board.
  • Mar 2017: Represented JVSV as a delegate to the Humanitarian ICT Forum 2017, UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.
  • Mar 2017: Presented "Preparing Local Governments for the HetNet Revolution - a Practical Perspective" at the International Wireless Communications Expo.
  • Feb 2017: Elected to co-chair the Global City Teams Challenge Public Wi-Fi SuperCluster leadership team. Press Release
  • Dec 2016: Conducted a Council Study Session for City of Cupertino on Wireless Facilities Within the Public Right of Way. View the video
  • Sep 2016: Published "Bridging the Gap : 21st Century Wireless Telecommunications Handbook".
  • Jun 2016: Received a grant from the U.S. Geological Survey to provide support for the Haywired Earthquake Scenario.
  • May 2016: Moderated a panel at the International Microwave Symposium in San Francisco CA.
  • Apr 2016: Participated as a panelist at the Wireless West 2016 conference in Anaheim CA.
  • Apr 2016: Participated on the "Connecting Our Communities" panel at the 47th Annual Progress Seminar.
  • Mar 2016: Presented on trends in wireless technology to the Silicon Valley chapter of the American Public Works Association.
  • Mar 2016: Launched an education seminar series targeted at helping municipal employees keep up with trends in wireless communications standards and technology.
  • Jan 2016: Hosted a workshop with the U.S. Geological Survey on communications aspects of their Haywired earthquake scenario.
  • Nov 2015: Moderated a panel at the Radio Club of America's Technical Symposium on the topic of LTE Unlicensed in the 5 GHz U-NII bands. View the video.
  • Nov 2015: Participated in the Telecom Infrastructure Roundtable at City of Morgan Hill to discuss communications elements feeding into the General Plan Update.
  • Apr 2014: Third Annual Broadband & Wireless Roundtable held at the Cupertino Community Hall. Panelists included Sunnyvale Vice-Mayor Jim Davis, David Vossbrink from San Jose, Marc Blakeman from AT&T, and Doug Nolan from Comcast. The Roundtable focused on how communities can be “Fiber Ready” for new and improved broadband networks. There was also an update on the current rule-making proceeding at the Federal Communications Commission. View the presentation slides.
  • Filed Comments at the Federal Communications Commission for its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking Docket 13-238 covering 4 areas: Distributed Antenna System (DAS)/Small Cell Regulatory Reform, Temporary Tower Regulatory Reform, Section 6409 ("Collocation by right"), and Input on the 2009 Declaratory Ruling (“Shot Clock”). View the comments.