May 7 Event to Begin Dialogue about Update of Telecom Laws
WASHINGTON D.C. — On May 7, The Progress & Freedom Foundation will hold a National Press Club briefing entitled, "What Should the Next Communications Act Look Like?" This panel discussion will consider the implications of the recent Comcast v. FCC court decision, the FCC's pending "Net Neutrality" Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, as well as other developments which have led many experts, officials, policymakers and a diverse array of companies to call on Congress to update the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Leading industry veterans will make their case for change, and explain how their proposals can be implemented.
||"What Should the Next Communications Act Look Like?" — A discussion about the future of the Telecom Act.
||Friday, May 7
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
||National Press Club
Holeman Lounge, 13th Floor
529 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20045
||Thomas J. Tauke, Executive Vice President - Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, Verizon Communications
Peter Pitsch, Associate General Counsel and Executive Director of Communications Policy, Intel
Walter McCormick, President & CEO, United States Telecom Association
Ray Gifford, Partner, Wilkinson, Barker, Knauer, LLP
Michael Calabrese, Vice President, New America Foundation
Barbara Esbin, Senior Fellow, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
Adam Thierer (moderator), President, The Progress & Freedom Foundation
To Register: Space is limited, so an RSVP is required to attend. Please register online here. Event questions and media inquiries should be directed to Mike Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.