Open Access and the New Net Neutrality & Wireless Policy After the 700 MHz Auction

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Date: Jun 12 2008 - 9:00am - 2:30pm

Open Access and the New Net Neutrality & Wireless Policy After the 700 MHz Auction
Thursday, June 12, 2008
eBay HQ
Town Hall
2161 North First Street
San Jose, California 95131

10:00-10:05 Welcoming Remarks – Tod Cohen, VP and Deputy General Counsel for Government Relations, eBay

10:05-10:15 Welcoming Remarks

Who is MAP?
What is “Innovation – ‘08”
Why is it important to Silicon Valley and America?

Panel 1: 10:15 - 11:45 AM

What Does Net Neutrality Mean Now?
Comcast’s interruption of P2P transmissions has generated debate about the need and wisdom of deploying advanced net management technologies. Can and will the private sector address this problem without government mandates? Historically, the debate about Net Neutrality has focused on who can access information distribution channels, and under what circumstances. Comcast’s recent interruption brings up new questions, explored here by some of the leading experts in the field.

  • George Ou, former network engineer
  • Ronald B. Yokubaitis, Chairman and CEO, Data Foundry
  • Others to be confirmed
  • Moderator: Parul Desai

10:15 - 10:35 Panel Introduction and Speaker Remarks
10:35 - 11:30 Moderator questions and panel discussion
11:30 - 11:45 Audience questions and answers.

LUNCH 11:45 - 12:45 PM

Panel 2: 12:45 - 2:30 PM

Spectrum Policy After the 700 MHz Auction

The FCC’s recently concluded 700 MHz auction has been praised, criticized, and puzzled over. Auction veterans will discuss what happened, why it happened, and what will happen next.

  • Coleman Bazelon, Principal, The Brattle Group
  • Gregory L. Rosston, Professor, Stanford
  • Gregory Rose, Economist, Gregory Rose & Associates
  • Carolyn Brandon, CTIA
  • Moderator: Harold Feld

12:45 - 1:05 Panel Introduction and Speaker Remarks
1:05 - 2:00 Moderator questions and panel discussion
2:00 - 2:30 Audience questions and answers.

For further information, or to RSVP, please contact Brooke Rae-Hunter at 202-454-5686 or brooke@mediaaccess.org.

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