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The National Broadband Plan: Economics, Politics and Policy

The National Broadband Plan: Economics, Politics and Policy

Agenda Released for June 9th TPI-SIEPR Conference

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

May 21, 2010 – The Technology Policy Institute and the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research have a released the complete agenda for The National Broadband Plan: Economics, Politics and Policy,” a full-day conference scheduled for June 9th at Stanford University. The conference will feature a keynote luncheon address by ICANN President and CEO, Rod Beckstrom, former Director of the National Cybersecurity Center and successful tech entrepreneur.

To register for the event, please contact Dafna Baldwin at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] or Michelle Mosman at [email protected]. Rooms are available at the Sheraton Palo Alto at a special rate until May 26th. Please contact the hotel directly at (650)328-2800 or [email protected] and reference the SIEPR “Broadband Conference” to receive the discount rate.

The National Broadband Plan: Economics, Politics and Policy
SIEPR-TPI Conference
John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn Building
Stanford, CA
June 9, 2010

9:15 AM

Welcome

9:30 AM

Research: Broadband Prices and Impacts

Roger Noll, Professor of Economics, Emeritus and Co-Director, Program on Regulatory Policy, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (moderator)

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

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

11:00 AM

Research: Broadband Demand and Competition

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 (moderator)

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

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

12:15 PM

Luncheon Keynote

Rod Beckstrom, Chief Executive Officer, Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers

1:30 PM

Whither Broadband Policy? The National Broadband Plan, the FCC, and the Courts

Thomas Lenard, President, Technology Policy Institute (moderator)

Yale Braunstein, Professor, School of Information, University of California, Berkeley

Jeff Campbell, Senior Director, Technology and Trade Policy, Cisco

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

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

Rick Whitt, Senior Policy Director, Google

3:00 PM

Broadband and Spectrum: Is there a crisis, and can the National Broadband Plan solve it?

Gregory Rosston, Senior Research Scholar and Deputy Director, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (moderator)

Thomas Dombrowsky, Engineering Consultant, Wiley Rein LLP

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

Evan Kwerel, Senior Economic Adviser, Federal Communications Commission

Charla Rath, Vice President, Public Policy, Verizon

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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