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The National Broadband Plan: A Roundtable Discussion

Monday, April 19, 2010 at 1 p.m.

The release of the Connecting America — The National Broadband Plan by the FCC on March 16 triggered a flurry of "instant analyses" and statements of support and criticism by various stakeholders. Congressional hearings followed.

CITI and the Media Center expect that by a month after the report's release the initial excitement will have abated and experts will have had the time to give the National Broadband Plan deeper and more thoughtful consideration. As a result, we have organized a "roundtable discussion" of the Plan to be held on the afternoon of Monday, April 19 at the New York Law School in lower Manhattan.

The lead-off speaker will be BLAIR LEVIN, the head of the FCC team that developed the National Broadband Plan. He will be joined by a number of other stakeholders and experts in what should be a lively and informative discussion.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Blair Levin, Executive Director of the National Broadband Plan at the FCC;
  • Simon Flannery, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley;
  • David Don, Senior Director, Public Policy at Comcast Corp.;
  • Dan Margolis, attorney with Garvey Schubert Barer;
  • Anna-Maria Kovacs, President of Regulatory Source Associates, LLC;
  • Larry Darby of the American Consumer Institute;
  • Harold Feld, Legal Director of Public Knowledge;
  • James Grimmelmann of the Institute for Information Law and Policy at the New York Law School;
  • Raul Katz, Professor at the Columbia Business School; and
  • Chris Libertelli, Senior Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Skype