- Digital Financial Observatory
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