Kenneth Carter remembers the 10¢ pay phone call, rotary dial,
300-baud dial-up to the Digital Equipment VAX pdp 11/44. He is an
attorney, a technologist, and a communications business analyst.
As a lawyer-turned-MBA, his work applies the principles and tools of
Management Science to the process of regulation and rulemaking,
bringing strong legal analysis and a quantitative approach.
Mr. Carter is Policy
Counsel for Advanced Networks and Access Services at Google in Mountain
He was previously a Senior Consultant in the NGN and Internet Economics
Department at WIK
in Bad Honnef, Germany. At WIK, he advised both private- and
public-sector clients on
matters relating to Next Generation Networks, particularly emerging
issues or issues of first impression which cross traditionally-defined
industries and classifications. Mr. Carter also proposed a
for spectrum trading and assignment which can be as much as 80% more
efficient than conventional auctions.
Prior to joining wik-Consult, Mr. Carter was Senior
Counsel for Business and Economics in the Office of Strategic Planning and Policy
(OSP) at the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC). At the FCC, he provided the Chairman,
Commissioners, and other senior staff with financial, business, and
market analysis regarding emerging trends and their implications for
objectives. He co-authored OSP
Working Paper #39, "Unlicensed
and Unshackled", widely-cited as an
authority on the FCC's Part 15 Rules. In addition, the Chairman
recognized Mr. Carter and
two other colleagues with the Commission's Excellence in Economic
Analysis Award for their cutting-edge experimental economics work on
market-informed radio spectrum policies.
Before the FCC, he
served as the
Deputy Director of the Columbia
Institute for Tele-Information (CITI) at Columbia University, the
leading academic research institute focusing on strategy,
management, and policy issues in telecommunications, computing, and
mass media. Mr. Carter remains a Senior
Research Fellow at the Institute. He is also a GLOCOM Fellow
at the Center for Global
Communications at International University of Japan. Mr.
Carter has served on several
advisory boards and committees, including the Telecommunications Policy Research
Conference (TPRC) and the Policy Program Committee of IEEE
DySPAN. In 2008, he served on an International
Advisory Forum on Next Generation
Broadband Networks to Minister Eamon Ryan of the Department of
Energy and Natural Resources in the Republic of Ireland.
Mr. Carter holds an Executive
MBA from Columbia Business
School, a JD
from the Benjamin N. Cardozo
School of Law, and a BA from Colgate
University. He lives near Mountain View, CA with his wife,
and their son, Jaydon.