The Future of Business Broadband Investment:
What is the Right Path?
August 18, 2016
1 p.m. ET
607 14th Street, NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20005
Please join USTelecom and the Invest in Broadband for America coalition in a panel discussion about the future of business data services. For decades, Incumbent Local Exchange Carriers (ILECs) – companies that have invested billions building out fiber to accommodate the broadband needs of businesses from coast-to-coast – have provided their services at just and reasonable prices under Federal Communications Commission's rules. Under this arrangement, competition has grown with both ILECs and competing companies investing in new infrastructure to serve businesses.
The FCC is considering revamping this system, and is examining proposals to cut current rates. Our panel will hear a presentation by an economist who has analyzed the FCC’s extensive data, followed by a separate panel discussion with voices on both sides of the issues.
Registration is Free and Lunch is Included!
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|1 p.m.–1:10 p.m.||Opening remarks: Former Sen. Mary Landrieu|
|1:10 p.m.–1:30 p.m.||Panel 1: Presentation & Q&A|
|Glenn Woroch, Compass Lexecon|
|1:30 p.m.–2:15 p.m.||Panel 2: Policy Discussion|
|Moderated by Lydia Beyoud, Bloomberg BNA|
|Russ Hanser, Wilkinson Barker Knauer|
|Steve Morris, National Cable & Telecommunications Association|
|Debbie Goldman, Communications Workers of America|
Invest in Broadband for America is a coalition aimed at standing up for fair competition in the business broadband market. Our members, who collectively invest billions of dollars each year in broadband deployment across the nation, are urging the FCC to take the necessary time and look at the facts when considering possible business broadband regulation. The risks of getting it wrong – reduced investment, loss of jobs, slowed broadband deployment – are too high to ignore.
Learn more: www.investinbroadband.org
USTelecom is the nation’s premier trade association representing service providers and suppliers for the telecom industry. Its diverse member base ranges from large publicly traded communications corporations to small companies and cooperatives – all providing advanced communications services to both urban and rural markets.
Learn more: www.ustelecom.org