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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
May 1, 2009
(202) 289-8928
Broadband Competition: Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?
PFF Hosts June 12th Event on Broadband Platform Competition and Consumer Benefits

WASHINGTON D.C. - The competitiveness of broadband markets lies at the heart of many key policy debates today.  Are broadband markets in the U.S adequately competitive?  What is the correct metric for determining if consumers are benefiting from today's market structure?  How will market forces be affected by the influx of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds, and what will be the oversight role of Congress as these funds are distributed?  These and other policy issues will be discussed at "Broadband Competition:  Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?," a congressional seminar hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.

The event, to be held on June 12th, will feature a panel of economists who are experts on the communications and broadband industries.  The speakers will address the state of competition in domestic broadband markets and whether consumers are adequately protected by market forces.  Specific speakers will be announced in upcoming weeks.

"Broadband Competition:  Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?," will be held Friday, June 12th from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm in Congressional Meeting Room North (CVC-268) at the Capitol Visitor's Center.  Lunch will be served.  Those interested in attending can register here. Questions should be directed to Allison Bringardner at or 202-289-8928. Media queries should be directed to Amy Smorodin

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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