It’s time to talk about the twilight of the PSTN and the move to Internet Communications.
Today, there are multiple ways to access the Internet and the associated applications, including IP communications, web pages, social networks and videos.
Based on this entirely new communications and entertainment model, we have to ask the question “Where should we continue to apply the old rules of regulation and under what circumstances?” Regulatory 2.0 is about the “New Rules” with the understanding that fewer rules may be better than more, and that the new rules should support innovation and promote competition.
It’s fitting then that we are in Austin, Texas in September, where free markets and free ranges meet, where the distance between the cities give us the full spectrum of well-served competitive markets and underserved rural areas.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Austin Convention Center
The Regulatory 2.0 Conference Agenda:
9:00 – 9:45 The Singularity is Near for Telecom and Internet Communications
How do we sunset the PSTN and deliver our richer experience of Internet communications to all Americans? What can be done to enable our future, protect from abuse, and make for a more competitive environment? Should the FCC only look at access services in the future when Voice over LTE arrives?
V.P. Content, Co-Founder -Crossfire Media
Senior Vice President, Regulatory and Government Affairs-
10:00 – 10:45 Applying the New FUSF/ICC Rules: Who needs help with Broadband?
The FCC ruling on ICC and FUSF (or at least part of it) will (may?) have been made when we meet for this session. The discussion will be lively and interactive as we explain the impact new rules will have on the status quo.
Hank Hultquist Vice President, Federal Regulatory-AT&T
Director of spectrum proceedings - Sprint Nextel Corporation
Vice President and Associate General Counsel,
National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA)
Director, Regulatory and Government Affairs at
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
11:00 – 12:45 The Spoils of Spectrum; Incentive Auction vs. White Space
Congress did not raise revenues with the debt ceiling, but that does not mean they weren’t looking for a way to add to the kitty. Several forms of an Incentive Auction for Spectrum are in the process of being navigated through Congress. These panels look at the problems and the possibilities of this legislation. We talk about what is happening and what it means to us all.
Part 1: The View from Washington
Michael Calabrese Senior Research Fellow- New America.net
President and CEO - Wireless Communications Association International
Marty Stern Partner
Part 2: The View from the Field
Barlow Keener Partner- Keener Law Group
Partner- Rini Coran
Rick Whitt Washington Telecom and Media Counsel - Google
If you can't make it down to Austin for our Regulatory 2.0 Summit, we are offering you the opportunity to watch the live stream of the event. All you have to do is register below. You will receive an e-mail reminder before the start of the event.