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Webcast Tonight: 25 Years After the AT&T Breakup

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  • Seth Johnson
    (Sorry for this one further notice -- webcast will be available. -- Seth) ... Subject: Webcast available --- Event TONIGHT -- 25th Anniversary. MARCH 6th,
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 6, 2009
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      (Sorry for this one further notice -- webcast will be available. --

      -------- Original Message --------
      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@...>
      To: <openinfrastructurealliance@...>

      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

      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
      telecom infrastructure?

      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
      wiretapping case

      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?
      Divestiture2? Separation?

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

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