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Released: August 29, 2014
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NEWS

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News Media Information 202 / 418-0500

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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action.

See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:

August 29, 2014

Kim Hart, (202) 418-8191

E-mail: kim.hart@fcc.gov

WORKSHOP ON REGULATING THE EVOLVING BROADBAND ECOSYSTEM

AT FCC SEPTEMBER 10-12, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The University of Nebraska College of Law and the American Enterprise Institute’s

(AEI) Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology are co-sponsoring a by-invitation workshop

on the topic “Regulating the Evolving Broadband Ecosystem,” to be held at FCC headquarters on

September 10-12, 2014. The College of Law and AEI organized the workshop and selected (via a public

Call for Papers) the academic, government, and other experts who will present research “work-in-

progress” to their fellow participants for discussion and critique.

The workshop program will be available at:

http://www.aei.org/events/2014/09/10/regulating-the-evolving-broadband-ecosystem/

with abstracts of

the papers posted by September 2, 2014. Slide presentations and/or draft manuscripts will be posted

immediately after the conference. The workshop will open with a public plenary session in the FCC

Meeting Room from 12:30-5:30 PM on Wednesday, September 10. In addition to three keynote

presentations (detailed in the program), senior FCC management will review some of the policy

challenges that the evolving broadband ecosystem poses.

The workshop will afford FCC staff an opportunity to learn about current academic research and to

highlight for the academics issues and questions that might be suitable for further research. The workshop

paper presentations and related discussions will take place in a small-group setting on Thursday and

Friday, September 11 and 12. Because space is limited, those wishing to observe these discussions should

contact the organizers at guro.ekrann@aei.org by September 3, 2014. The organizers will notify them of

space availability by September 8, 2014.

In order to foster a candid discussion of work at an early stage of development, the workshop sessions

will be conducted under the “Chatham House Rule” (participants are free to use information received in

the meeting but may not reveal the identity or affiliation of any speaker or other participant), except to the

extent required for adherence to the FCC’s ex parte regulations. All presentations are subject to these

regulations.

The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids.

Reasonable

accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request.

Include a description of the

accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information.

Make your

request as early as possible.

Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an

email to: fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice),

202-418-0432 (TTY).

-FCC-

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