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NYC LOCAL: Friday 6 March 2009: A 25th Anniversary Assessment of the Bre
NYC LOCAL: Friday 6 March 2009: A 25th Anniversary Assessment of the Break Up of ATT
5 Mar 2009 12:09:42 -0500
what="official announcement, with extra information from Evan Korth"
sponsors="Internet Society New York Chapter
Open Infrastructure Alliance
note-on-diction="Broadband is not the Net.
Broadband is a bundle of services
provided to customers of a few large companies.
The Net is the world communications system
open to all without let or hindrance."
note="More speakers are coming."
personal-remark="The speakers are extraordinary."
From: "Bruce Kushnick" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 5 Mar 2009 03:41:43 -0500
Subject: [OIA] TOMORROW!! Agenda update for 25th Anniversary of the AT&T Break
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- PLEASE POST>
(CONTACT INFO BELOW)
Complete agenda and speaker bios at:
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: email@example.com
-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
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 issues of
* & Dean Landsman and broadband.
* Ken Levy Living history, perspective from within FCC
during the Break Up!
* Alex Goldman ISP/CLEC industry: regulatory follies over the past
* Mark Cooper The Failure of Market Fundamentalism in the Telecom
Sector: How Deregulation Derailed Divestiture or The
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:
Internet Society, New York Chapter
Open Infrastructure Alliance
Distributed poC TINC:
Jay Sulzberger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Corresponding Secretary LXNY
LXNY is New York's Free Computing Organization.