MMTC is set to convene broadband panel


An all-star cast of Washington denizens will be meeting at the Westin Georgetown Hotel in Washington DC on 1/26/12 and 1/27/12. The main topic is broadband policy, although broadcast will be touched on in reference to the issue of spectrum reclamation. Two active FCC commissioners are among the panelists. The event is sponsored by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council led by David Honig.

From MMTC, here is a partial list of speakers:

* Hon. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service, USDA
* Rebecca Arbogast, Vice President, Global Public Policy, Comcast
* Toni Cook Bush, Partner, Skadden Arps   
* Aneesh Chopra, Chief Technology Officer, The White House
* Hon. Mignon Clyburn, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
* Brigitte Daniel, Executive Vice President, Wilco Electronics Systems 
* Hon. Chaka Fattah, Member of Congress
* Sharon Gillett, Chief, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC 
* Anna Gomez, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Administrator, NTIA
* Christopher Guttman-McCabe, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, CTIA  
* Kim Keenan, General Counsel, NAACP
* Blair Levin, Senior Fellow, The Aspen Institute
* Hon. Robert McDowell, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission
* Thomas Reed, Chief, Office of Communications Business Opportunities, FCC
* Hon. Thomas Tauke, Executive Vice President, Public Affairs, Policy and Communications, Verizon 
* Brent Wilkes, Executive Director, League of United Latin American Citizens

And here’s the program:

Thursday, January 26, 2012
* 11:00 AM Registration Opens
* 11:45 AM-1:45 PM Congressional Luncheon
* 1:45-2:00 PM Break
* 2:00-3:10 PM Spectrum Reallocation: How Will The National Broadband Plan’s Goals Be Realized?
* 3:10-4:20 PM How Public Purpose Content Drives Broadband Adoption
* 4:20-5:30 PM The Obama Administration’s Broadband Agenda: A Progress Report
* 5:30-7:30 PM Social Justice Awards Reception – Sponsored By Politic365

Friday, January 27, 2012
* 8:00 AM Registration Opens
* 9:00-10:00 AM Commissioners’ Breakfast: The FCC’s Broadband Policy Priorities
* 10:00-11:00 AM Broadband Policy Keynote Addresses
* 11:00-Noon Securing Universal Broadband Adoption By Women And Families
* 12:15-2:00 PM High Tech Policy Luncheon: The Policies That Will Deliver America 100% Broadband Access, Adoption And Affordability
* 2:15-2:45 PM Who Owns What’s Online? Intellectual Property And Multicultural Entrepreneurship
* 2:45-3:00 PM Networking Break
* 3:00-4:30 PM A Telecom Policy Vision For The 21st Century
* 4:30 PM Summit Adjourns