The National Purposes in the National Broadband Plan: One Year Later

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Jenner & Block
1099 New York Avenue NW (Suite 900)
Washington, DC 20001-4412
Add to Calendar16-03-2011 09:30:0016-03-2011 11:30:0015The National Purposes in the National Broadband Plan: One Year LaterDD/MM/YYYY

In March 2011, it had been almost one year since the Obama Administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide. In calling on the Administration to create the national broadband plan, Congress insisted that the plan specifically address “national purposes”—job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, energy independence and efficiency, and other issues. ITIF reunites the team from the Federal Communications Commission who spearheaded the development of recommendations to integrate broadband into key components of society—and people’s daily lives. The team provides an update on achieving these national purposes during what has been an eventful year for Internet policy action and debate.

Robert D. Atkinson
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Eugene Huang
Senior Advisor to the Chief Technology Officer
Office of Science and Technology Policy
Mohit Kaushal
Aberdare Ventures
Blair Levin
Non Resident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
Brookings Institute
Jennifer Manner
Deputy Chief, Public Safety Bureau
Federal Communications Commission
Steve Midgley
Consulting Principal
Nick Sinai
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy