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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
May 28, 2009
(202) 289-8928
Panelists Confirmed for Broadband Competition Event
June 12th Seminar to Feature Economists Involved in Communications Issues

WASHINGTON D.C. - Recent policy discussions have identified broadband deployment, adoption, and competition as important tools for economic recovery.  Are broadband markets in the U.S adequately competitive?  Should current policies favoring infrastructure investment be maintained?  Panelists will discuss their research on these and related issues at "Broadband Competition:  Is the Glass Half Empty or Half Full?" a congressional seminar hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.  The luncheon event, which will be moderated by PFF Senior Fellow Barbara Esbin, is scheduled for June 12th at the Capitol Visitor Center.

The event will feature noted economists who will discuss their recent work on the state of broadband markets in the U.S.  Confirmed participants include:

  • Jeffrey A. Eisenach, Chairman and Managing Partner at Empiris LLC;
  • Larry F. Darby, Darby Associates and Senior Fellow at the American Consumer Institute; and
  • George Ford, Chief Economist at the Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies.

"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 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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