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7021TOMORROW/UPDATE: 25 Years After AT&T Breakup: Has Divestiture Worked?

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  • Seth Johnson
    Mar 5, 2009

      Complete agenda and speaker bios at:

      EVENT: Has Divestiture Worked?
      A 25th Anniversary Assessment of the Breakup of AT&T


      LOCATION: New York University, Warren Weaver Hall 251 Mercer St. Room

      PRICE: ADMISSION IS FREE. (RSVP requested, by email to: rsvp@...
      -or- Facebook, LinkedIn, or MeetUp ISOC-NY)

      If you're concerned with the future of the Internet:

      How does America get gigabit, open and ubiquitous, broadband telecom

      The goal of this conference is to outline the history of the last 25
      years, discuss the current market issues, then give a view of the
      future of broadband and telecom in the US that has been mostly untold
      in the media. It is a future that leads to ubiquitous, very high speed
      networks based on an infrastructure that is open to all competitors --
      giving customers choice, lower prices and new quality products and
      innovative services. And widely acknowledged as critical for long term
      economic growth.

      *** NEW SPEAKERS ADDED ***

      Carl Mayer, Esq. The State of Privacy in the US.
      Kenneth Levy Former FCC telecom lawyer at the time of
      Lou Klepner The New York City Co-op Fiber Network

      AGENDA (subject to change)

      PANEL 1: Historical perspective:

      * Bruce Kushnick An overview and leading financial
      indicators. What happened over the
      last 25 years?

      * Tom Allibone Consumers: telephony costs and other
      & Dean Landsman issues of telephony and broadband.

      * Ken Levy Living history, perspective from
      within FCC during the Break Up!

      * Alex Goldman ISP/CLEC industry: regulatory
      follies over the past decade

      * Mark Cooper The Failure of Market Fundamentalism
      in the Telecom Sector: How
      Deregulation Derailed Divestiture or
      The Operation was Successful, but
      the Patient Died

      PANEL 2: The Present State:

      * Jonathan Askin The legal/regulatory environment
      then and now.

      * Dave Burstein Broadband market roundup

      * Joe Plotkin Small business broadband needs, and
      surviving as a small competitive

      * David Rosen What filmmakers and other creators
      need to know

      * Carl Mayer Privacy and the latest on the
      wiretapping case

      PANEL 3: The Future State and Alternative Approaches:

      * Fred Goldstein The current state of fiber optic
      networks. Are new models like
      Structural Separation needed now?

      * Lou Klepner NYC co-op fiber network

      * Dana Spiegel The future of broadband spectrum

      * W. Scott McCollough Legally rewiring telecom
      infrastructure: What is possible?
      Divestiture2? Separation?

      For More Information:
      Joe Plotkin
      T: 646-502-9796
      E: bwayjoe@...

      Internet Society, New York Chapter
      E: president@...