Internet Everywhere: Broadband as a Catalyst for the Digital Economy

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Date: Nov 27 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location:
Brookings, 1775 Massachusetts Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Internet Everywhere: Broadband as a Catalyst for the Digital Economy

Brookings Institution
November 27, 2012
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EST
http://www.brookings.edu/events/2012/11/27-broadband-economy

Broadband technologies power the country’s digital infrastructure and have become essential platforms for 21st century communications and commerce. One of the most important economic and policy issues facing the new administration is whether U.S. regulation of broadband platforms will help or hinder the kind of innovation, investment, competition and economic growth the country needs to climb out of the economic decline it has been experiencing in the last few years.

Former Brookings Senior Fellow Robert Litan and co-author Hal Singer, managing director and principal at Navigant Economics, will present policy recommendations from their soon-to-be-published e-book, The Need for Speed: A New Framework for Telecommunications Policy for the 21st Century (Brookings Press, 2013). Darrell West, vice president and director of Governance Studies, will moderate a panel of industry and academic experts on the current and future economic potential of broadband platforms for bringing the Internet everywhere, and catalyzing the digital economy.

After the program, speakers will take audience questions.

Introduction

Karen Dynan
Vice President and Co-Director
Economic Studies

Presentation

Robert E. Litan
Director of Research
Bloomberg Government

Hal Singer
Managing Director and Principal
Navigant Economics

Panel Discussion

Darrell M. West (moderator)
Vice President and Director
Governance Studies

Thomas Hazlett
Professor of Law & Economics and Director, Information Economy Project
George Mason University

Blair Levin
Communications and Society Fellow
The Aspen Institute

Robert E. Litan
Director of Research
Bloomberg Government

Michael Powell
President and CEO
National Cable & Telecommunications Association

Hal Singer
Managing Director and Principal
Navigant Economics

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