Foundation President a Featured Participant at Global Conference
WASHINGTON, D.C. - How long will we have to wait for ubiquitous broadband? What are the solutions to the “last mile” dilemma? Is government a barrier to progress? These and other questions will be the topics of a discussion featuring Progress & Freedom Foundation President Jeffrey A. Eisenach and a panel of experts at the Internet Society’s annual conference this Thursday, June 20. Titled “Broadband or Bust,” the session at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Virginia, begins at 1:30 EST.
Moderated by Rex Hughes, co-director of the Center for Internet Studies at the University of Washington, the panel also includes Sharon Nelson of the Consumers Union, Michael Nelson of IBM and Jim Snider of the New America Foundation. The 12th annual INET conference, “Internet Crossroads: Where Technology and Policy intersect,” is organized by the Internet Society, an international professional membership society of Internet experts.
Eisenach has long advocated more aggressive deregulation of broadband services as a means of speeding broadband deployment. For example, he and PFF Senior Fellow and Director of Communications Policy Studies Randolph J. May explained why they believe current regulations are slowing broadband deployment and harming the IT Sector in comments filed last September with the Federal Communications Commission.
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