A STELAR Start To Telecoms Symposium


WASHINGTON, D.C. — STELAR: To Re-authorize or To Let Expire?

That is the question that panelists participating in Phoenix Center‘s 19th annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium on December 3 will be answering.

The event, scheduled to begin at 9am at the University Club, begins with a STELAR discussion moderated by Dr. George Ford, Chief Economist at the Phoenix Center.

Panelists for the hourlong panel are:
  • Jonathan Schwantes – Senior Policy Counsel, Consumer Reports
  • Jeff Blum – SVP and Deputy General Counsel, Dish
  • Jeffrey Prince – Chief Economist, FCC
  • Michael Nilsson – Partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis

Following the panel, a “Fireside Chat” will feature AT&T interim Sr. EVP/External and Legislative Affairs Jim Cicconi.

A second panel focused on privacy sees The Phoenix Center President Lawrence J. Spiwak moderate a session featuring the following individuals:

  •  Daniel Caprio – Co-Founder and Chairman, The Providence Group
  •  Shane Tews – Visiting Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
  •  Gerry Stegmaier – Partner, Reed Smith
  •  Jeff Brueggeman – Vice President Global Public Policy, AT&T

The half-day session concludes with a keynote address and the presentation of the 2019 Jerry B. Duvall Public Service Award to Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr.

The conference is considered a “widely attended event” and is open to government employees, press and other interested persons.

There is no charge to attend and walk-ins are welcome.

To attend in person, please use an online registration form (available here) and include all contact information.