PANELISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DEC 10. BROADBAND STAFF WORKSHOP ON GLOBAL BROADBAND
Federal Communications Commission
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NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:December 8, 2009
Mark Wigfield, (202) 418-0253
PANELISTS ANNOUNCED FOR DEC 10. BROADBAND STAFF WORKSHOP ON
GLOBAL BROADBANDThe Federal Communications Commission will hold a staff workshop Thursday that will focus
on international broadband networks, how they can benefit U.S. consumers in the global
marketplace, and the challenges faced in maintaining and expanding these networks. The public
is encouraged to attend.
Staff Workshop: Global Broadband Connects America and the World
-- Infrastructure, Services and Applications
Thursday, December 10, 9:30 a.m.
FCC Commission Room,
445 12th St. SW
Washington, D.C. 20554
Registration in advance at
http://www.broadband.gov/ws_global_bb.html is encouraged
Must pre-register at http://www.broadband.gov/ws_global_bb.html
Mindel De La Torre, Chief, International Bureau
Anurag Lal, National Broadband Taskforce
Robert Tanner, International Bureau
Narda Jones, International Bureau
Linda Haller Sloan, International Bureau
Diane Cornell, Vice President, Government Affairs, Inmarsat
Steve Corda, Vice President, Market Development, SES World Skies
Jacquelynn Ruff, Vice President, International Public Policy & Regulatory Affairs, Verizon
Nils Rix, Vice President, Strategy & Marketing, Ericsson
Valerie D’Costa, Director, infoDev, World Bank
Paul Margie, Partner, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP
Dr. Theo Stone, Director of Academic Technology, University of Maryland University
Dr. Joel Selanikio, Director, DataDyne
David M. Mihelcic, Chief Technology Officer, Defense Information Systems Agency,
Department of Defense
The FCC is convening a series of hearings to promote an open dialogue between the FCC and
the public on development of a National Broadband Plan. The American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act of 2009 directed the FCC to submit a National Broadband Plan to Congress by
February 17, 2010 that addresses broadband deployment, adoption, affordability, and the use of
broadband to advance solutions to national priorities, including health care, education, energy,
public safety, job creation, investment, and others.
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