State of the Net Conference 01/18/11

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
3:30 pm Legislating Broadband Policy: A Government Staff Perspective

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The 112th Congress faces a number of challenging broadband (both wired and wireless) policy questions of crucial significance. From the FCC's Open Internet order to other issues such as spectrum allocation, online video rollout, universal service reform, and everything in between, the new Congress has its broadband policy work cut out. Join this high-level panel of key congressional staff discussing what steps will be taken to ensure the explosive growth in broadband Internet does not get derailed.

- Neil Fried, Chief Counsel, House Energy & Commerce Committee (majority) [bio]
- Kim Hart, (moderator), Politico [bio]
- Brian Hendricks, General Counsel, Senate Commerce Committee (minority) [bio]
- John Branscome, Counsel, Senate Transportation & Commerce Committee (majority) [bio]
- Roger Sherman, Democratic Chief Counsel, Communications & Technology Committee on House Energy & Commerce (minority) [bio]

* Subject to change. More panels and keynotes may be added.

Cat Matsuda at or 202-638-4370 for more information.

This is a widely attended event hosted by the Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee (ICAC), part of a 501 (c)(3) charitable organization. The ICAC is a private sector organization comprised of public interest groups, trade associations, non-profits, and industry leaders. The diversity of ICAC membership ensures that all educational events and initiatives are fair and balanced forums for Internet-related discussion. The ICAC does not promote any particular policy position.