THE NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN:
One Year Later

Presented by
Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI)
and
Georgetown University's Communication Culture and Technology Program
March 18, 2011
Room 395, Walsh Building
(corner of36th Street, NW & Prospect St, NW)
Georgetown University

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AGENDA

9:30 Welcome and Introduction

  • Prof. Linda Garcia - Communication Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University
  • Prof. Eli Noam - Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI), Columbia Business School

10:00 Overview of the National Broadband Plan

  • Blair Levin - Aspen Institute and former Executive Director of the FCC’s Omnibus Broadband Initiative (National Broadband Plan)

10:30 The National Broadband Plan and e-Government

  • Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer of the United States
    Introduced by Michael R. Nelson, Visiting Professor, Internet Studies, CCT Program, Georgetown University

11:00 BREAK

11:15 Developments in Broadband Services and Markets

11:30 The National Broadband Map and Other Initiatives

  • Thomas Power - Chief of Staff, National Telecommunications and Information Administration

12:15 Investor Support of the National Broadband Plan

12:30 Broadband Today… and the Next Few Years

  • Bruce Lincoln, Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Columbia School of Engineering and Applied Science
  • Joseph Waz, Senior Vice President External Affairs & Public Policy Counsel, Comcast
  • Mary Brown, Director, Technology and Spectrum Policy, Cisco

1:15 LUNCH

2:30 Universal Service and Inter-Carrier Compensation Reform

  • Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Jon Banks, Senior Vice President, Law & Policy, USTelecom Association
  • Mike Romano, Senior Vice President of Policy, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association

3:15 The Wireless Broadband Revolution: Making More Spectrum Available

  • Ruth Milkman, Chief, Wireless Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
  • Christopher Guttman-McCabe, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA-The Wireless Association
  • Harold Feld, Legal Director, Public Knowledge
    Moderated by Adjunct Prof. Mark MacCarthy, CCT Program, Georgetown University and Vice President Public Policy, Software and Information Industry Association

4:00 Is There a Better Strategy and Are Expectations Reasonable?

  • Prof. Raul Katz, Columbia Institute for Tele-Information (CITI), Columbia Business School
  • Prof. Linda Garcia - Communication Culture and Technology Program, Georgetown University

4:30 RECEPTION