Michael Calabrese

Director, Wireless Future Project

Michael Calabrese is director of the Wireless Future Project, which is part of New America’s Open Technology Institute. He also serves as a senior research fellow affiliated with the Asset Building Program.  Mr. Calabrese focuses on developing policies that promote pervasive connectivity, including spectrum policy reform, mobile market competition, wireless broadband deployment, and IT investment and innovation more broadly.

Calabrese currently serves as an appointed member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC) since 2009. He also served as an invited expert on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) spectrum reform working group during 2011-2012. 

Calabrese also served as vice president (2003-2010) and was instrumental in establishing the organization's programs in areas including retirement security, health policy, asset building, education, and the Next Social Contract Initiative.

Previously, Calabrese served as general counsel of the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as director of Domestic Policy Programs at the Center for National Policy, and as pension and employee benefits counsel at the national AFL-CIO.

As an attorney and graduate of both Stanford Business and Law Schools, Calabrese speaks and writes frequently on issues related to spectrum, wireless broadband, and internet policy, as well as on pension policy and retirement security. He has co-authored three books and published opinion articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic Monthly, Slate, and other leading outlets.

All Work

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Measuring TV 'White Space' Available for Unlicensed Wireless Broadband

The transition to digital television offers a new and important opportunity to take advantage of an underutilized public resource.


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Speeding the DTV Transition

Facts and policy options for speeding the DTV transition.


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NAF Plan to Speed the DTV Transition

There is a general consensus that accelerating the digital TV transition s clearly in the public interest.


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Universal Community Access from Thin Air?

Community leaders are looking to the heavens in their attempts to bring affordable broadband Internet access to their communities.


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The Future of Wireless: Broadband Networking on Unlicensed Spectrum

<p>The traditional approach to bridging the broadband "last mile" requires huge investments by incumbent carriers. Laying fiber lines to mi


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Auction and Lease Fees Paid for Public Assets

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Reply Comments to FCC Spectrum Policy Task Force

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Internet2 Backbone

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The Great Airwaves Robbery

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Spectrum: Allocations, Auctions, Public Revenues

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Battle Over the Airwaves: Principles for Spectrum Policy Reform

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