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As Americans and Canadians roam the world our devices keep us connected using signals that travel at specific frequencies. Governments allocate frequencies for radio, television, cell phones, and new devices add new demands for spectrum every day. How do US and Canadian approaches compare, and when it comes to broadband internet connections and 5G, how do we avoid mixed signals? In the episode, Scotty and Chris welcome economists Tom Hazlett at Clemson University and Jeff Church at the University of Calgary to Canusa Street to explain the political economy of connectivity and how businesses in Canada and the United States stay on the same wavelength.

Links to reports mentioned in the show:

cupdf.com/document/spectrum-po…-as-competition.html

www.jstor.org/stable/25593718?se…_info_tab_contents

www.wsj.com/articles/biden-broa…h-isles-11633552660

Guests

 Jeffrey Church Headshot

Jeffrey Church

Undergraduate Director of the Department of Economics, University of Calgary
Thomas Hazlett Headshot

Thomas Hazlett

H.H. Macaulay Endowed Professor of Economics

Canada Institute

Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship.     Read more