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Aspen Panel: Who Pays for the Internet? – A Global Perspective

Aspen Panel: Who Pays for the Internet? – A Global Perspective

Full TPI Aspen Forum Agenda Now Available

Contact: Amy Smorodin
(202) 828-4405

August 9, 2013 – Increasing high-speed broadband build out is a top concern in both the U.S. and abroad. How can policymakers and companies determine appropriate and realistic funding approaches that will allow for future Internet infrastructure build outs? What policies best ensure everyone can have access (directly or indirectly) to the latest, fastest, most robust Internet networks? Participants in the panel “Who Pays for the Internet? – A Global Perspective” at this year’s TPI Aspen Forum will present their ideas on this economically and politically sensitive issue. The Aspen Forum is scheduled for August 18 – 20.

Confirmed panelists are:

  • Rebecca Arbogast, Vice President for Global Public Policy, Comcast Corporation
  • Edward Black, President & CEO, Computer & Communications Industry Association
  • Carlos López Blanco, Executive Vice President, Telefónica
  • Robert W. Crandall, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute and Nonresident Senior Fellow, Economic Studies Program, Brookings Institution

The panel will be moderated by Ambassador David Gross (moderator), Partner and Chair, International Telecommunications Group, Wiley Rein LLP

The TPI Aspen Forum brings together leaders from business, government, and academia to discuss key public policy issues affecting information and communications technology. This year’s theme is, “Creative Destruction and Growth: Policy Choices.” Confirmed speakers and panelists include Mitch Daniels Jr., President of Purdue University and Former Governor of the State of Indiana; FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez and Commissioners Joshua Wright and Julie Brill; Evan Kwerel, Senior Economic Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission; R. Stanton Dodge, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Dish Network; Robert W. Crandall, TPI Adjunct Senior Fellow and Nonresident Senior Fellow at Brookings Institution; Christopher Yoo, Director of Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition at University of Pennsylvania Law School; Speek Founder and CTO Danny Boice; and Lisa Falzone, Founder and CEO of Revel Systems. The complete agenda is available on the TPI website.

Registration for the Aspen Forum can be performed on the TPI website. For additional information, please contact Jane Creel at [email protected]. Members of the press can contact Amy Smorodin at [email protected] for complimentary registration.

The Technology Policy Institute

The Technology Policy Institute is a non-profit 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/.

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