Agenda

DAY ONE – Thursday, June 10, 2010

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Meg Hargreaves, Host, Broadband Policy Summit VI
Richard E. Wiley, Managing Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

8:45 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.
Morning Keynote Address

Edward P. Lazarus, Chief of Staff, Federal Communications Commission

Introduced by: Richard E. Wiley, Managing Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Sponsored by:
Arnold & Porter

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Regulatory Outlook

Moderator: Richard E. Wiley, Managing Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

For a tech-savvy and data-driven FCC, developing a comprehensive national broadband strategy was an important goal, made even more imperative by a Congressional directive. How well has the Commission succeeded in establishing the country’s broadband course and what’s next? An expert panel assesses the work already done and reviews the technological and political challenges that lie ahead.

Panelists:
James W. Cicconi, Senior Executive Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T
J. Erik Garr, Partner, Diamond Management and Technology Consultants (former General Manager, National Broadband Plan, Federal Communications Commission)
Rey Ramsey, President & CEO, TechNet
R. Gerard Salemme, Executive Vice President for Strategy, Policy, and External Affairs, Clearwire
Roger C. Sherman, Chief Counsel, Communications and Technology Policy, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce
Lauren Maxim Van Wazer, Chief Policy and Technology Counsel, Cox Enterprises, Inc.

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Morning Break

Sponsored by:
Broadband for America

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Broadband Adoption

Moderator: David P. McClure, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Internet Industry Association

What happens if you build it, and they do not come? Even in many areas where broadband has been available for years, some people elect not to buy the service. Is broadband too expensive? Too complex? Too intrusive? Are these consumers blind to broadband’s benefits or do they just not care? And what, if anything, should be done about all this?

Panelists:
Christopher Baker, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor, AARP Public Policy Institute
Clyde Edwards, Director of the Office of the Chairman and National Director of Community Impact, One Economy
Hilda G. Legg, broadband consultant and former Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS)

12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon with Keynote Address

Meredith Attwell Baker, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Introduced by: Richard E. Wiley, Managing Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Luncheon Sponsored by:
Alcatel-Lucent

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Program Break
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Universal Service

Moderator: Daniel L. Brenner, Partner, Hogan Lovells

The Universal Service Fund has become an expensive, dysfunctional system that is in desperate need of reform. But, at the same time, many want to expand the USF to support broadband services. Can the Fund be refitted to accommodate contemporary broadband deployment or does it need to be scrapped altogether? Our panel discusses the technical, financial and policy issues underlying the quest for USF renewal.

Panelists:
Scott Bergmann, Assistant Vice President Regulatory Affairs, CTIA - The Wireless Association
Eric Einhorn, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, Windstream Communications
Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Daniel Mitchell, Vice President of Legal Affairs, National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA)
Steve Morris, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Debate: Who Are the Internet Gatekeepers and
Should They Be Regulated?

Moderator: Henry M. Rivera, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

The Internet is the electronic equivalent of the Wild West – but is it in need of a sheriff? Who are the real gatekeepers of the Internet today and what behaviors by such entities, if any, should concern us? Does the Chairman's "Third Way" proposal adequately address potential concerns about the behavior of Internet gatekeepers? If not, what is the right approach for regulators to take?

Panelists:
Scott Cleland, Chairman, Netcompetition.org and Founder & President, Precursor® LLC
Harold Feld, Legal Director, Public Knowledge

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wireless Broadband – A “Cool” Mobile Future

Moderator: Stephanie Phillipps, Partner, Arnold & Porter LLP

Once viewed as too slow and unreliable compared to wireline broadband, wireless broadband is now drawing increased attention. Its potential as a cost-effective, rapidly deployable, and spatially liberating mode of accessing the Internet continues to capture the imagination of consumers and providers alike. But is wireless really a viable alternative stand-alone or just a convenient complement to wireline broadband? Is it the best pathway to achieving universal broadband availability? And what wireless broadband innovations lie ahead?

Panelists:
Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology, Federal Communications Commission
Joan Marsh, Vice President of Federal Regulatory, AT&T
Steve Sharkey, Senior Director, Regulatory & Spectrum Policy, Motorola
Megan Anne Stull, Telecom Policy Counsel, Google, Inc.
Thomas J. Sugrue, Vice President, Government Affairs, T-Mobile USA, Inc.

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Networking and Cocktail Reception

Sponsored by:
BNA

DAY TWO – Friday, June 11, 2010

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Morning Keynote Address

Lawrence E. Strickling, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce

Introduced by: Dorothy Attwood, Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T

Sponsored by:
AT&T

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Net Neutrality

Moderator: Nancy J. Victory, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

The April 6th decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to toss out the FCC’s BitTorrent net neutrality decision may have important repercussions for the Obama Administration’s National Broadband Plan. The ruling, which states that the FCC overstepped its regulatory boundaries when it sanctioned Comcast in 2008 for preventing select subscribers from using peer-to-peer file-sharing services to download large files, undercuts the FCC’s claim of authority to regulate the Internet and could move the agency to dramatically change the broadband policy playing field moving forward. How might the ruling affect implementation of the National Broadband Plan? Have service providers like Comcast essentially won the battle at the risk of potentially losing the war? Will the impact of the decision reach beyond net neutrality? Will it drive the FCC to reclassify broadband as a Title II telecommunications service or provoke the Congress to enact network management legislation? Our panel of net neutrality stakeholders and experts will discuss the impact of this decision and what it means for the broadband landscape as a dramatic new chapter in the net neutrality debate unfolds.

Panelists:
Kathryn C. Brown, Senior Vice President, Public Policy Development & Corporate Responsibility, Verizon
Paul Misener, Vice President for Global Public Policy, Amazon.com
Gigi Sohn, President & Co-Founder, Public Knowledge
Lawrence J. Spiwak, President, The Phoenix Center

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Morning Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Morning Debate: Should Broadcast Spectrum Be Converted
to Wireless Broadband Uses?

Moderator: Marc S. Martin, Partner, K&L Gates LLP

Wireless broadband providers are clamoring for more spectrum and, with limited options available, have cast longing eyes at the broadcast industry. In parallel, the FCC has revealed plans to offer a Mobile Future Auction that will give broadcasters the chance to forfeit their spectrum in exchange for a portion of auction revenue. However, TV licensees – fresh from their lengthy transition to digital transmission – aren’t in a ready mood to cede their frequencies without a fight. But do they need all of their currently assigned spectrum? On the other hand, how many additional frequencies do wireless companies really require – and should they look elsewhere as well? Where does the public interest lie in this epic debate?

Panelists:
David L. Donovan, President, Association for Maximum Service Television, Inc. (MSTV)
Christopher Guttman-McCabe, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA - The Wireless Association

11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Broadband Investment: The View from Wall Street

Moderator: Tim McElgunn, Chief Analyst, Pike & Fischer’s Broadband Advisory Services

As the nation begins to recover from a sobering recession, investors look hopefully, and somewhat impatiently, for the next great investment opportunity. How do economic experts rate the potential risks and rewards posed by broadband? How is the balance between doing good and doing extremely well likely to be struck in the post-bailout world? And, how can entrepreneurs, seeking to make their mark in the Internet environment, earn a fair share of the nation’s reawakening capital markets?

Panelists:
Jonathan Chaplin, Director, Telecommunications Services Sector, Credit Suisse
Paul Gallant, Telecom/Media Analyst, Concept Capital
Anna-Maria Kovacs, President, Regulatory Source Associates, LLC
Mike McCormack, Executive Director, U.S. Telecommunications Research, J.P. Morgan

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Closing Keynote

Ambassador Philip L. Verveer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, U.S. State Department

Introduced by: Dorothy Attwood, Chief Privacy Officer, AT&T

Sponsored by:
AT&T

12:30 p.m. - 12:35 p.m.
Closing Remarks & iPod Drawing


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