Regulatory 2.0 Conference in DC Tomorrow

In an age where the government is so crucial to shaping communications and technology through its decisions on mergers, net neutrality, spectrum and a host of others, it is imperative that we take these actions into account as we plan for the future. Lawyers, decision-makers, policy-makers and everyone who could see their business fortunes change as a result of government policy shifts should be in DC tomorrow for this event.

Thank you Google who is the Diamond Sponsor and Pillsbury who is the Gold Sponsor. You can register here, this press release has more details and the schedule is below:

April 12th, 2011  The ICC FUSF NPRM:  
A New Vision for the Future of Communications?

Hosted by
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
2300 N St. NW Washington DC

The Regulatory 2.0 Conference DC is going to focus on the following topics:

8:45  – 9:00 Opening Remarks:  Jim Kohlenberger, President, JK Strategies

9:00 – 10:00 Rumors of POTS Death have been “Greatly Exaggerated”.
While packetized technology dominates the backbone of our networks, most of the end user community still experiences the revolution through the traditional twisted pair.  Hear about and understand the REALITIES of  today’s network.

Panel: Dave Erickson,
Dave Frankel, ZIPDX
Barlow Keener, Keener Law Group
Brad Ramsey, NARUC
Moderator: Glenn Richards, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

10:15 – 11:15 POTS in Transition
Even VoIP users are played a dial tone file. As over the top voice services become more common and embedded in other aspects of the communications experience, like gaming and social networking, end users will have to understand the transition.  Where is the opportunity to highlight these changes and what is the impact on traditional issues?

Panel: Jenny Chandra, Windstream
Rebekah Goodheart, FCC
Eric Burger, Georgetown University
Hank Hultquist, AT&T
Moderator: Todd Daubert, SNR Denton

11:30 – 12:30  What Dreams May Come
Is video the future?  Does texting need the same solutions as Voice?  Should POTS be left alone as the user’s communication choices expand?  What should be left in POTS wake and what should we call it? Is there a new model of service and will regulation change? Will the rules of the web and Internet communications be the same for voice as well?


Steve Coran, Rini Coran
Trey Hanbury, Sprint
Staci Pies, Skype
Richard Shockey, SIP Forum

Moderator: Marty Stern, K&L Gates
12:30 End

TMC, where I am CEO is a co-host of this event with Crossfire Media.

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