Brad Bernthal

Brad Bernthal
University of Colorado Boulder | CUB · Department of Interdisciplinary Telecommunications

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Publications (8)
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This article investigates why an expert volunteers on behalf of startups that participate in a novel type of small venture capital (“VC”) fund known as a mentor-driven investment accelerator (“MDIA”). A MDIA organizes a pool of seasoned individuals – called “mentors” – to help new companies. An obvious organizational strategy would be to contract w...
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This Article documents and explains the legal and extralegal dimensions of Investment Accelerator (IA) systems. Accelerators are a new class of institution that supports entrepreneurs and early stage startups. Investment Accelerators take an ownership stake in companies that participate in an intensive, time-limited program. Interviews reveal the s...
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Politicians and regulators emphasize that policy which facilitates innovation in information communications technology (“ICT”) is an imperative for national competitiveness and economic health in the 21st Century. The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has primary jurisdiction over telecommunications in the United States and its policy-makin...
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Smart radios should play a pivotal role in addressing difficult organizational behavior issues which frustrate the migration of public safety communications toward extensive interorganizational collaboration. This paper frames how nontechnical hazards - such as mutual distrust, cultural frictions, inexperience in cooperative settings, and policy ob...
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Our nation's 9-1-1 system's success to date belies the fact that its core premises will not continue to serve it effectively and it has come to a critical juncture. In particular, the balkanized nature of 9-1-1 operations that differ across jurisdictions and are supported by Byzantine funding mechanisms obscure a simple but profound development: ou...
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Human factors are often emphasized as foremost among barriers to achieving interoperable communications. This paper places analysis of public safety interoperability in the broader discussion of collaborative networks, where entities bridge organizational boundaries, combine resources, and pursue joint goals. The paper focuses on tensions surroundi...
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Burgeoning demands for communications bandwidth stress the abilities of military and civil spectrum managers to provide needed access to spectrum resources while taking appropriate measures to avoid causing harmful interference to legacy users. Empirical analysis shows that radio frequency (RF) bandwidth is often available: measurement data indicat...
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, a unitary reliance on Land Mobile Radio systems (LMRs) failed public safety agencies, leaving them without any source of communications once they lost transmission capability. Unfortunately, in the wake of this tragedy, many have dusted off traditional prescriptions for improving public safety communications,...

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