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Update: You can read Commissioner Michael O’Rielly’s full remarks here.

The Role for Regulators in an Expanding Broadband Economy

Innovation, convergence and rapid technological advances are rapidly reshaping the Internet ecosystem and how Washington’s legislators and regulators approach national broadband policymaking.  Ongoing consideration of new policies will shape the future of an Open Internet for the 21st century.

The Internet Innovation Alliance invites you to join a policy discussion that will address:

• The appropriate role for regulators in an expanding broadband economy;
• The impact of different regulatory approaches toward the Internet and its meaning for the broadband economy;
• Congress’ role going forward in setting clear rules of the road for the Open Internet;    
• The interrelationship between regulation and investment in broadband, and what, if any, impact it will have on potential legislative action going forward.

Featuring

Michael O’Rielly
Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission

Followed by a panel discussion including

Stuart N. Brotman
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Center for Technology Innovation
The Brookings Institution

Randolph J. May
President, Free State Foundation

James Reid
Senior Vice President of Government Affairs,
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

Susan Bitter Smith
Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission

Bruce Mehlman (Moderator)
Co-Chairman, Internet Innovation Alliance