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Digital Age Communications Act Regulatory Framework Working Group: Public Release and Discussion of a Working Group Draft Document

June 21, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

Read the Press Releases here, here, here and here


9:30 a.m. Sign in & Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Welcome
Raymond Gifford, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
10:15 a.m. Keynote Address
The Honorable John Ensign, U.S. Senate  
10:45 a.m. Presentation of the Regulatory Proposal and Reactions from the Advisory Committee Members
Randolph May and James Speta
Co-Chairs, Regulatory Group
11:45 a.m. Address
U.S. Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Miss.)
12:00 p.m. Lunch Address
The Honorable Kathleen Abernathy, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission  
12:45 p.m. Reactions to the Proposal from Industry and the Public

PFF launched the Digital Age Communications Act (DACA) in February with the intent of providing guidance for regulators and legislators on how to address regulatory issues in an era of competing digital services and platforms. DACA consists of dozens of individuals, including PFF fellows, scholars at other think tanks and universities, and public policy officials from the last five presidential administrations. There are five working groups -- Regulatory Framework, Federal/State Framework, Universal Service/Social Policy, Spectrum Policy, and Institutional Reform. All of the working groups expect to release draft proposals in the coming months for public consumption and comment.

The first concrete proposals from DACA were released at this event.



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