Can The Concept of Open be Governed?

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Can The Concept of Open be Governed?

Warning - a bit of self-promotion ahead   and a discount - Guest Blog From Carl Ford


Dear Reader,

Welcome to the next generation of regulation- the one that will be focused on the Wireless device in your hands!

The FCC, in an effort to safeguard the free and open Internet, is looking to formalize and define the principles of network openness that would apply to all platforms that access the Internet as well as the carrier's role in enabling that access.

So now the question is "Can the concept of open be governed?" Does the FCC have a role in Apple's iPhone, even if AT&T is simply a transport partner?  Does Google have to consider itself a carrier because of the use of a phone number? 

Join us at 4GWE, January 20-22, 2010 as we discuss the very relevant topic of the next generation of net neutrality and the FCC's role in the companies, devices, networks and applications driving the 4G Evolution.

Todd Daubert of Kelley Drye, Rick Whitt of Google, Hank Hultquist of AT&T, and Glenn Richards, of Pillsbury Law join us as we discuss where the debate about Net Neutrality should end and what strategies companies should take to monetize 4G networks, applications and devices.

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Don't miss this and other important discussions related to the communication industry's massive evolution to wireless broadband services. Register now for 4GWE and receive the price of $995 for a full three days of conference sessions, all meals and networking events.

Kind Regards,


Carl Ford

Co-Founder Crossfire Media

4G Wireless Evolution Community Developer

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