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EVENT: Has Divestiture Worked?
A 25th Anniversary Assessment of the Breakup of AT&T
DATE: *TOMORROW* FRIDAY, MARCH 6th, 2009 TIME: 6PM-9PM
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
*** 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
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?
For More Information:
Internet Society, New York Chapter