Wednesday, March 9, 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.
The Broadband Plan – One Year Later
The Broadband Committee will host a CLE Seminar on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. on “The National Broadband Plan – One Year Later.” This CLE will be held at Arnold & Porter LLP, 555 12th Street, NW.
2:00 – 2:05 p.m. Welcome and Introduction
2:05 – 2:35 p.m. The National Broadband Plan: The Ideas Behind the Ideas
Blair Levin, Executive Director, Omnibus Broadband Initiative, FCC
2:35 – 3:20 p.m. Fostering Innovation and Investment in Broadband Infrastructure
This panel will discuss the Plan’s recommendations for stimulating additional innovation and investment in wired and wireless broadband infrastructure, their implementation status, and the legal and policy challenges they raise. Among other issues, the panel will address additional spectrum for wireless broadband, as well as whether and how data collection, performance standards and transparency requirements drive innovation and investment.
Nancy Victory, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Angela Giancarlo, Chief of Staff & Senior Legal Advisor, Wireless & International for FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell
Christopher Guttman-McCabe, Vice President-Regulatory Affairs, CTIA—The Wireless Association
Kevin Krufky, Legislative Counsel, Alcatel Lucent
Gigi Sohn, President and Co-Founder, Public Knowledge
David Young, Vice President-Federal Regulatory Affairs, Verizon
3:20 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 4:15 p.m. Bringing Broadband to All America and Americans
This panel will address legal issues, policy debates and practical challenges associated with revising the Universal Service Fund to support broadband. Among other things, the panel will review the Plan’s recommendations in this area, how they have been implemented to date, impediments encountered, and prospects for future agency action.
Barry Ohlson, Chief Policy Counsel, Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Anna-Maria Kovacs, Principle, Strategic Choices Consulting
Joel Lubin, Vice President, Public Policy, AT&T
Carol Mattey, Deputy Bureau Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Mike Romano, Sr. Vice President of Policy, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association
Julia Tanner, General Counsel, MTPCS, LLC
4:15 – 5:00 p.m. Stimulating Adoption Through Device and Application Policies
This panel will review the Plan’s recommendations to foster adoption through policies that stimulate availability of innovative devices, applications and Internet content. The panel will discuss the legal and policy issues associated with broadband access through TV and gateway devices, online privacy reforms, government efforts to introduce attractive services online and other adoption strategies.
William Cook, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP
Paul de Sa, Chief, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, Federal Communications Commission
David Don, Senior Director – Public Policy, Comcast Corporation
Paul Glenchur, Senior Analyst – Telecommunications/Cable, Potomac Research Group
John Godfrey, Vice President, Government and Public Affairs, Samsung Information Systems America, Inc.
Richard S. Whitt, Washington Telecom and Media Counsel, Google Inc.
5:00 – 5:30 p.m. FCC Progress Implementing the National Broadband Plan and the Prognosis for Further Action
Edward Lazarus, Chief of Staff, Federal Communications Commission