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CONTACT: Amy Smorodin
September 16, 2009
(202) 289-8928
Wireless Investment, Innovation & Competition: Advance or Retreat?
PFF Hosts October 19th Event on Wireless Regulation

WASHINGTON D.C. - The wireless sector has been identified as a key component of increased broadband deployment and penetration, consistent with the goals of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.  At the same time, the wireless service sector, which has thrived under a "light touch" regulatory framework, is under increasing scrutiny from antitrust and regulatory officials.  Yet, the view from the capital markets is quite the opposite:  that there may be too much competition.  Would increased regulation of wireless markets be necessary or counter-productive?  If necessary, how can a regulator encourage innovation and investment in wireless?  Are there structural problems in the wireless service sector that are leading to pro- or anti-consumer outcomes?  Is the answer more regulation, more competition, both or neither?  These and other policy issues will be analyzed and discussed at "Wireless Investment, Innovation and Competition: Advance or Retreat?" a congressional seminar hosted by The Progress & Freedom Foundation.  Specific speakers will be announced in upcoming weeks.

"Wireless Investment, Innovation and Competition: Advance or Retreat?" will be held Monday, October 19th from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm in Room SH-902 of the Hart Senate Office Building.  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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