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Wireless and Spectrum Issues Explored at Aspen Forum

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Breakout Session Features Industry, Government and Academic Reps

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

August 9, 2010 – The explosive growth in smartphone use, emerging 4G networks, and the tantalizing possibility of wireless broadband as a substitute for wireline broadband have brought spectrum issues to the front of telecom debates. The Technology Policy Institute Aspen Forum will feature a roundtable discussion on spectrum and wireless topics such as the growing scope of wireless industries and competition in those areas, how to clear spectrum as called for by the National Broadband Plan, and how the U.S. and other countries are meeting growing challenges facing wireless. The session is one of three off-the-record discussions scheduled at the TPI Aspen Forum, to be held August 22 – 24 at the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado.

Participants in the session include:

  • Carlos Blanco, Director of the International Office at Telefonica
  • Dale Hatfield, Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Ruth Milkman, Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission
  • Darrin Mylet, Advisor to Adaptrum
  • Peter Pitsch, Associate General Counsel and Executive Director of Communications Policy at Intel Corporation
  • Tom Sugrue, Vice President of Government Affairs at T-Mobile
  • Charla Rath, Vice President of Public Policy at Verizon Wireless

The session will be moderated by Scott Wallsten, Vice President of Research and Senior Fellow at the Technology Policy Institute.

TPI’s Aspen Forum will bring together notable representatives from business, government, and academia in a relaxed, informal setting to discuss and debate the key public policy issues surrounding information and communications technology. Other top leaders from the technology and policy sectors scheduled to speak at the Forum include Paul Otellini of Intel Corporation, Mark McLaughlin of VeriSign, Brad Smith of Intuit, Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn and Greylock Partners, Thomas Tauke of Verizon, Joe Waz of Comcast, and author Andrew Keen. Edward Mueller of Qwest Communications will offer opening remarks at the premier policy event. An updated agenda can be found here.

To register, please visit www.techpolicyinstitute.org/aspen2010. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at jcreel@techpolicyinstitute.org. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at asmorodin@techpolicyinstitute.org.

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a research and educational organization that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. More information is available at http://www.techpolicyinstitute.org/