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[ NNSquad ] TOMORROW/UPDATE: 25 Years After AT&T Breakup: Has Divestiture Worked?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- PLEASE POST> (CONTACT INFO BELOW) Complete agenda and speaker bios at: http://25thanniversaryofthebreakupofatt.blogspot.com/ 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 109. PRICE: ADMISSION IS FREE. (RSVP requested, by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org -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 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. *** NEW SPEAKERS ADDED *** Carl Mayer, Esq. The State of Privacy in the US. Kenneth Levy Former FCC telecom lawyer at the time of Divestiture. 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 provider. * 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: email@example.com Internet Society, New York Chapter E: firstname.lastname@example.org ===================