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Dale Hatfield


Executive Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship, and  Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program, University of Colorado at Boulder

Dale N. Hatfield is an Executive Fellow at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship and an Adjunct Professor in the Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. With over fifty years of experience in telecommunications policy, regulation, and spectrum management, he previously served as the Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology and Chief Technologist at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Before his tenure at the FCC, Hatfield was the CEO of Hatfield Associates, Inc., a telecommunications consulting firm, and held key positions at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the FCC. He has been the founding Executive Director of the Broadband Internet Technical Advisory Group (BITAG) and currently serves on the FCC's Technology Advisory Council (TAC) and the Commerce Department's Spectrum Management Advisory Committee (CSMAC). Hatfield holds a BS in electrical engineering from Case Institute of Technology and an MS in Industrial Management from Purdue University. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University of Colorado in 2008 for his contributions to interdisciplinary telecommunications studies and served as an independent Director of Crown Castle International Corp. from 2001 to 2017.

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