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September 12, 2002
CONTACT: David Fish
(202) 289-8928

Verizon CEO Headlines Sept. 19 Event
Seidenberg to Comment on Current State and Future of Telecom

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Ivan Seidenberg, the chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, will share his views on the current state and future of the telecommunications industry at a luncheon speech sponsored by The Progress & Freedom Foundation on Thursday, September 19. He will focus on the circumstances behind the current downturn, as well as what can be done to reinvigorate the sector. Particular attention will be paid to the effects of public policy on investment, innovation and global leadership.

Following Seidenberg’s remarks, a panel of communications sector experts, including Scott Cleland of the Precursor Group, Blair Levin of Legg Mason Equity Research and Bret Swanson of The Gilder Technology Report, will question Seidenberg and comment on his presentation. That panel will be moderated by Randolph J. May, senior fellow and director of communications policy studies at the Foundation. Members of the media will also be invited to ask questions. The event will be held in the Pavilion Room at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center beginning at Noon.

“Ivan Seidenberg is leading one of the world’s largest communications companies through one of the sector’s worst economic downturns,” said Progress & Freedom Foundation Jeffrey A. Eisenach. “His successes at Verizon, and his views on what can be done to bring back the sector, will provide valuable insights to policymakers and analysts concerned about the future of communications and the economy.”

Those interested in attending the luncheon should contact Rebecca Fuller at 202-289-8928 or Members of the media should contact David Fish at the same number or The Reagan Building is located at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC.

The Progress & Freedom Foundation is a market-oriented think tank that studies the digital revolution and its implications for public policy. It is a 501(c)(3) research & educational organization.



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