The National Broadband Plan: Economics, Politics and Policy

The Technology Policy Institute and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research are co-hosting “The National Broadband Plan: Economics, Politics and Policy,” a full-day conference scheduled for June 9th at Stanford University. Presentations and panel discussions will focus on such topics as broadband competition and demand, the effect of broadband deployment on economic development, spectrum allocation, and how recent events concerning the FCC’s jurisdiction over broadband could impact implementation of the National Broadband Plan.

To register for the event and for more information, please contact Dafna Baldwin at [email protected]. Media can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] or Michelle Mosman at 650-725-1872. Rooms are available at the Sheraton Palo Alto at a special rate until June 2nd. Please contact the hotel directly at (650) 328-2800 or [email protected] and reference the SIEPR “Broadband Conference” to receive the discount rate.

Rod Beckstrom, Chief Executive Officer, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
Yale Braunstein, Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley
Tim Bresnahan, Landau Professor in Technology and the Economy and Director of the Center on Employment and Economic Growth, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Jeff Campbell, Senior Director, Technology and Trade Policy, Cisco
Thomas Dombrowsky, Engineering Consultant, Wiley Rein LLP
Shane Greenstein, Elinor and Wendell Hobbs Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
“Evidence of a Modest Price Decline in US Broadband Services”
Dale Hatfield, Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Carlos Kirjner, Former Senior Adviser to the Chairman on Broadband, Federal Communications Commission
Jed Kolko, Associate Director and Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California
“Does Broadband Boost Local Economic Development?”
Evan Kwerel, Senior Economic Adviser, Federal Communications Commission
Thomas Lenard, President, Technology Policy Institute
Roger Noll, Professor of Economics, Emeritus and Co-Director, Program on Regulatory Policy, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Bruce Owen, Morris M. Doyle Centennial Professor in Public Policy, Director of the Public Policy Program, and Gordon Cain Senior Fellow at SIEPR, Stanford University
Charla Rath, Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon
Gregory Rosston, Senior Research Scholar and Deputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
“Household Demand for Broadband Internet Service”
Scott Wallsten, Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research, Technology Policy Institute
“Residential Broadband Competition in the United States”
Joe Waz, Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Public Policy Counsel, Comcast
Rick Whitt, Senior Policy Director, Google

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