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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
April 15, 2008
(202) 289-8928
Rivada CEO to Consider Future of "D Block"
Event Participants to Ponder Public Safety and Recent Spectrum Auction

WASHINGTON D.C. - The failure of the "D Block" auction has prompted both the Federal Communications Commission and Congress to examine the terms and conditions for use of the spectrum. Will policy goals concerning public safety communications be re-evaluated? Will conditions on the spectrum be altered to ensure the spectrum is attractive to bidders in a possible re-auction? Tuesday, April 29th, Declan Ganley, CEO of Rivada Networks, will discuss these and related issues at a CEO Luncheon event hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

The program will feature a keynote speech by Declan Ganley, Chairman and CEO of Rivada Networks. After his remarks, Ganley will respond to questions posed by a distinguished panel of spectrum and public safety experts. Analysts confirmed for the event panel are Michael Calabrese, Vice President and Director of the Wireless Future Program at New American Foundation; Hiram "Art" Contreras, Advisor to Mobile Future; and Paul Glenchur, Senior Vice President and Telecom Services Analyst at Stanford Washington Research Group. The seminar will be moderated by Ken Ferree, President of The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

The CEO Luncheon featuring Declan Ganley of Rivada Networks will be held Tuesday, April 29th, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm in the Rotunda Room of the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. Those interested in attending the event can register online. Questions regarding the event should be directed to Jane Creel at 202-289-8928 or Members of the media should contact Amy Smorodin at 202-289-8928 or

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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