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TPI/Georgetown Event – The FCC’s National Broadband Plan: The Early Reaction

TPI/Georgetown Event – The FCC’s National Broadband Plan: The Early Reaction

Task Force Director Blair Levin to Kick Off Discussion

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

Date: Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Time: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge
(A continental breakfast will be provided)

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW CLOSED. The Technology Policy Institute and the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy are hosting a half-day event on March 23rd on the FCC’s newly announced National Broadband Plan. Experts from industry, academia and government will share their reaction to the Plan in two panel discussions focusing on the effects of the Plan on both investment and broadband penetration. The event will feature a keynote from Blair Levin, Executive Director of the FCC’s Omnibus Broadband Initiative.

WHAT:

THE FCC’S NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN: THE EARLY REACTION

WHEN:

March 23, 2010
8:30am – 12:30pm

WHERE:

The National Press Club
First Amendment Lounge
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, DC

AGENDA:

8:30-9:00

REGISTRATION AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:00-9:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Blair Levin, Executive Director, Omnibus Broadband Initiative, Federal Communications Commission

9:30-10:45

PANEL DISCUSSION: INCREASING INCENTIVES TO INNOVATE AND INVEST

Thomas Lenard (Moderator), Technology Policy Institute

James Cicconi, AT&T

Kyle McSlarrow, National Cable and Telecommunications Association

Peter Pitsch, Intel

Gregory Rosston, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

Thomas Tauke, Verizon

10:45-11:00

BREAK

11:00-12:15

PANEL DISCUSSION: INCREASING PENETRATION TO UNDERSERVED POPULATIONS

John Mayo (Moderator), Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Robert Crandall, Brookings Institution

Walter McCormick, USTelecom

Lee Rainie, Pew Internet and America Life Project

Robert Shapiro, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy

Joseph Waz, Comcast

Reporters may contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected].

The Georgetown Center for Business & Public Policy

As a non-partisan research center the mission of the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is to engage scholars, business people and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic and public policy issues confronting business today. Housed at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Center was created in 2002 to encourage thoughtful discussion and to document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest. For more information please visit http://cbpp.georgetown.edu/

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a think tank that focuses on the economics of innovation, technological change, and related regulation in the United States and around the world. TPI produces independent, rigorous research and sponsors educational programs and conferences on major issues affecting information technology and communications policy. TPI is a 501(c)(3) research and educational organization. More information is available at https://techpolicyinstitute.org/

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