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Broadband Data: What Do They Tell Us and Do We Have Enough?

June 28, 2007
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
National Academy of Sciences
2100 C Street NW
Washington, DC, 20418

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9:00 a.m. Registration
9:30 a.m.


Scott Wallsten (Moderator), Senior Fellow, Director of Communications Policy Studies, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

9:45 a.m. Panel I: How useful are the currently available data?

Drew Clark (Moderator), Senior Fellow and Project Manager of the Telecommunications and Media Project, Center for Public Integrity
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Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
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Kenneth Flamm, Dean Rusk Chair on International Affairs, University of Texas at Austin
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John Horrigan, Associate Director, Research, Pew Internet & American Life Project
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Derek Turner, Research Director, Free Press

Joseph Waz, Vice President, External Affairs and Public Policy, Comcast Corp.

Dennis Weller, Chief Economist, Verizon Communications, Inc.
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10:45 a.m. Panel II: What kinds of broadband data collection policies should the U.S. employ?

Scott Wallsten (Moderator), Senior Fellow, Director of Communications Policy Studies, The Progress & Freedom Foundation

Drew Clark, Senior Fellow and Project Manager, Center for Public Integrity

Clair Kaye, Treasurer, Cumberland Internet Inc.

Mark Lloyd, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Beth Shiroishi, Senior Director, Regulatory Policy & Planning, AT&T, Inc.

Laura Taylor, Vice President, Research, ConnectKentucky

12:00 Noon Adjourn

Is United States broadband adoption keeping pace with other countries? Do American legislators, regulators and citizens have the information they need to know how the U.S. is faring in broadband? More importantly, what do we need to know to make crucial policy decisions regarding broadband? PFF’s Scott Wallsten, senior fellow and director of communications policy studies along with Drew Clark, The Center for Public Integrity's senior fellow and project manager, moderated as these and other questions were debated by experts from industry, journalism, think tanks and interest groups.

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Watch select panelist interviews with ConnectKentucky, AT&T and Verizon, on video cast by NextGenWeb.org.



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