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CONTACT: Mike Wendy
April 27, 2010
(202) 289-8928
PFF Briefing on "What Should the Next Communications Act Look Like?"
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: "What Should the Next Communications Act Look Like?" — A discussion about the future of the Telecom Act.
When: Friday, May 7
9:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Where: National Press Club
Holeman Lounge, 13th Floor
529 14th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20045
Who: 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

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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