2013 State of the Net Conference

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
2:00 PM Big Broadband: What Happens When the Psychology of Abundance Confronts Both the Economics of Deployment and the Rules of Regulators?


- James M. Assey, Executive Vice President - National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA) [Bio]
- Ramona Carlow, Vice President of Public Policy and Strategy, AT&T [Bio]
- Blair Levin, Communications & Society Fellow - Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program [Bio]
- Kevin Lo, General Manager - Google Fiber [Bio]
- Jessica Zufolo, Deputy Administrator, Rural Utilities Service (RUS), U.S. Department of Agriculture [Bio] - Moderator

The fact that telcos, cable companies, universities and even Google have started to roll out multi-and gigabit broadband services across the county is certainly an exciting development and one that policymakers in Washington need to understand better. Representatives from Gig.U (the gigabit broadband university project), Google's Kansas City Fiber Project, telcos and other broadband providers will discuss the impact of these services in their communities. The panel will also describe the unique aspects of their deployments, including the economic and regulatory realities.

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