The National Broadband Plan: Four Years Later

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
1101 K St. NW 610 A
Washington, DC 20005
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In March 2010, at the request of Congress, the Obama administration presented a strategy for expanding the availability and adoption of broadband Internet access nationwide. The National Broadband Plan included specific proposals to address "national purposes" through expanded broadband access, including job creation and economic growth, consumer welfare, civic participation, public safety and homeland security, health care, and energy independence and efficiency. 

ITIF reunites the team from the Federal Communications Commission that spearheaded the development of recommendations to integrate broadband into key components of society and people's daily lives. The team provides an update on the plan's effectiveness in achieving these national purposes during what has already been an eventful year for Internet policy action and debate. Lunch will be provided.

The event is free, open to the public and complies with ethics rules. This event will be live webcast.


Panelists: 
Robert D. Atkinson
President
Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Moderator
Jamie Barnett, Rear Admiral (Ret.)
Co-Chair of Telecommunications Group
Venable LLP
Presenter
John Horrigan
Independent Communications and Technology Policy Consultant
Presenter
Mohit Kaushal
Partner
Aberdare Ventures
Presenter
Blair Levin
Non Resident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program
Brookings Institute
Presenter
Steve Midgley
Consulting Principal
Mixrun
Presenter
Nick Sinai
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Presenter