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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
September 26, 2006
(202) 289-8928
DACA Institutional Reform Report to be Released
October 13th Event at the National Press Club to Present Working Group Report

WASHINGTON D.C. - The Progress & Freedom Foundation's Digital Age Communications Act Project is hosting an event on October 13th to mark the release of a new report from its Institutional Reform Working Group. At the forum, members of Working Group will present the findings and recommendations contained in the report as well as present any individual reactions. A second panel of telecommunications and institutional reform experts, including former FCC officials, will offer feedback and reactions to the proposal. The discussion, to be held at the National Press Club, will be led by Working Group Co-Chairs Randolph J. May, President of the Free State Foundation, and John F. Duffy, Professor at the George Washington University School of Law.

The report, which will be made available on the day of the event, undertakes a careful comparison of alternative administrative agency structures and offers recommendations as to how best to organize rulemaking and adjudication functions within a new institutional framework consistent with the DACA regulatory framework proposal. "This new report, the last of the DACA working group reports, will provide a basis for considering meaningful reform of the current FCC structure which has remain essentially unchanged since the Radio Act of 1927," explains Co-Chair May. "We hope the report will provoke Congress, policymakers, academics, and other interested citizens to consider whether, consistent with the overall DACA recommendations that would dramatically change the current Communications Act, there should be a substantial changes, embodying sound administrative law and democratic governance principles, in the institutional framework as well.”

"The Digital Age Communications Act: Institutional Reform Working Group Report" will be held Friday, October 13th at the National Press Club from 9:00am - 11:00am. A continental breakfast will be served. The National Press Club is located at 529 14th St., NW in Washington, DC. Those wishing to attend should register online. Questions should be addressed to Eileen Goulding at 202-289-8928 or Media should direct queries to Amy Smorodin at 202-289-8928 or

The Digital Age Communication Act (DACA) Project was launched in early 2005 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. Previous reports released by the project include suggestions from working groups on Regulatory Framework, Federal-State Framework, Universal Service and New Spectrum Policy. More information on the DACA Project can be found on the PFF website.

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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