June 9th Event: The National Broadband Plan: Economics, Politics and Policy

June 9th Event: The National Broadband Plan: Economics, Politics and Policy

June 9th Conference Co-hosted by TPI and SIEPR

Contact: Amy Smorodin, TPI
(202) 828-4405
Michelle Mosman, SIEPR
650-725-1872 or cell 650-722-0798

May 12, 2010 – 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.

The conference will feature a keynote luncheon address by ICANN President and CEO, Rod Beckstrom, former Director of the National Cybersecurity Center and a successful tech entrepreneur. Presenters and panel participants will include such noted academics and industry experts as:

Harold Feld, Legal Director, Public Knowledge

Shane Greenstein, Elinor and Wendell Hobbs Professor of Management and Strategy, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

Dale Hatfield, Adjunct Professor, Interdisciplinary Telecommunications Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder

Carlos Kirjner, Senior Adviser to the Chairman on Broadband, Federal Communications Commission

Jed Kolko, Associate Director and Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

Evan Kwerel, Senior Economic Adviser, Federal Communications Commission

Greg Rosston, Senior Research Scholar and Deputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Nancy Victory, Partner and Chair of the International Telecommunications Group, Wiley Rein LLP

Scott Wallsten, Senior Fellow and Vice President for Research, Technology Policy Institute

Joe Waz, Senior Vice President, External Affairs and Public Policy Counsel, Comcast

A full agenda, including details on panels and presentations, will be available shortly. To register for the event and for more information, please contact Dafna Baldwin at [email protected].

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 https://techpolicyinstitute.org/.

Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is a non-partisan economic policy research organization. SIEPR scholars conduct studies on important economic policy issues in the United States and other countries. SIEPR’s goal is to inform and advise policy makers and the public and to guide their decisions with sound policy analysis. In the course of their research, SIEPR faculty train, educate, and support Ph.D. students as future economic policy analysts. More information can be found at http://siepr.stanford.edu.

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