Webcast Tonight: 25 Years After the AT&T Breakup
- (Sorry for this one further notice -- webcast will be available. --
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Subject: Webcast available --- Event TONIGHT -- 25th Anniversary.
MARCH 6th, 2009 TIME: 6PM-9PM
Date: Fri, 06 Mar 2009 05:12:13 -0500
From: Bruce Kushnick <bruce@...>
FOR THOSE NOT IN NEW YORK CITY we've arranged a webcast.
*** 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
For Immediate Release
(CONTACT INFO BELOW)
EVENT: Has Divestiture Worked?
A 25th Anniversary Assessment of the Breakup of AT&T
WEBCAST AVAILABLE: For those not in New York City, there
will be an available live web cast of the event.
Complete agenda and speaker bios at: -- SEE NEW SPEAKERS.
DATE: * FRIDAY, MARCH 6th, 2009 TIME: 6PM-9PM
LOCATION: New York University, Warren Weaver Hall 251
Mercer St. Room 109.
PRICE: ADMISSION IS FREE. (RSVP requested, by email to:
rsvp@... -or- Facebook, LinkedIn, or MeetUp
If you're concerned with the future of the Internet:
How does America get gigabit, open and ubiquitous, broadband
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.
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
* 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