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CONTACT: David Fish
August 18, 2004
(202) 289-8928

Time Warner Cable & Level 3 CEOs to Speak
Cable & Fiber Leaders Discuss Future of Internet, Aug. 23

WASHINGTON D.C. - Two of the most dynamic leaders of the digital communications sector, Glenn A. Britt, chairman and CEO of Time Warner Cable, and James Q. Crowe, CEO of Level 3 Communications, will appear side-by-side next week at the 10th annual Aspen Summit. They and FCC Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy are featured participants in a CEO roundtable discussion on the future of the Internet, the theme of this year's Summit.

Britt, Crowe and Abernathy are among scores of corporate leaders, government officials and digital policy experts taking part in The Progress & Freedom Foundation's August 22-24 conference at the St. Regis in Aspen, Colorado. They speak on Monday, August 23 at 9:00 am MDT. FCC Chairman Michael K. Powell delivers a major policy address later that day at 12:45 pm.

"From Glenn Britt to James Crowe and FCC Chairman Michael Powell, this year's Aspen Summit features the people whose actions are deciding the future of communications and delivery of content," said Raymond L. Gifford, president of The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

Time Warner Cable service passes 19 million U.S. homes, serving 10.9 million customers in 27 states. Using a fully upgraded network, it is an industry leader in delivering advanced products and services. Level 3 operates one of the largest Internet backbones in the world, is one of the largest providers of wholesale dial-up service to ISPs in North America and is the primary provider of connectivity for millions of broadband subscribers.

Other Summit speakers include FTC Commissioner Orson Swindle, Ambassador David Gross, Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy at the U.S. Dept. of State, Assistant Attorney General R. Hewitt Pate and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information Michael Gallagher, as well as senior executives from Microsoft, BellSouth, Verizon, Hewlett-Packard, Warner Bros., VeriSign, Symantec and major industry trade associations.

Registration can be accomplished here.

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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