TIA panel of experts - featuring former FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth - to assess urgent threat to broadband posed by FCC’s newly proposed regulation this Friday, May 21, at 11 a.m. (EDT).
Washington, D.C. – The Telecommunications Industry Association, which represents manufacturers of broadband equipment, products and services, will host a Webinar to inform the information and communications technology (ICT) industry about the threat it faces by the FCC's proposal to reclassify broadband as a Title II service.
TIA's panel of broadband policy experts will feature noted economist and former FCC Commissioner Harold Furchtgott-Roth, following a summary of the issue by Russell Hanser, Wilkinson, Barker & Knauer. TIA's free Webinar will focus on educating the ICT industry on the potential effects of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's proposal. TIA Vice President for Government Affairs Danielle Coffey will moderate.
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Date: Friday, May 21, 2010
Time: 11 a.m. EDT
Preregister today at http://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/21172.
"We're extremely concerned about what the reclassification of broadband would mean for TIA's member companies and the ICT industry," said TIA President Grant Seiffert. "This would be a tectonic shift with potentially drastic effects, both long-term and near-term, especially as it comes on the heels of the worst recession in nearly a century.
This Webinar is the first step we can take to educate the public and the ICT industry – as well as the FCC – on the consequences of this action, which can still be avoided if overwhelming evidence compels the Commission to rethink its proposed course of action."
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) represents the global information and communications technology (ICT) industry through standards development, advocacy, tradeshows, business opportunities, market intelligence and world-wide environmental regulatory analysis. Since 1924, TIA has been enhancing the business environment for broadband, mobile wireless, information technology, networks, cable, satellite and unified communications. Members' products and services empower communications in every industry and market, including healthcare, education, security, public safety, transportation, government, the military, the environment and entertainment.
TIA's Board of Directors includes senior-level executives from ADTRAN, Alcatel-Lucent, ANDA Networks, AttivaCorp, Cisco Systems, Ericsson, Inc., GENBAND, Inc., Henkels & McCoy, ILS Technology, Intel Corporation, Intersect, Inc., LGE, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia Siemens Networks, OneChip Photonics, Openwave, Inc., Panasonic Computer Solutions Co., Powerwave Technologies, Qualcomm, Research In Motion, Sumitomo Electric Lightwave Corporation, Tellabs, Tyco Electronics, Ulticom, Inc., Walker & Associates and WirefreeCom, Inc. Advisors to the Board include FAL Associates and Telcordia Technologies.
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