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Panelists Slated for Dec. 14 Telephone Network Transition Workshop

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Released: December 8, 2011

DECEMBER 14, 2011 WORKSHOP

9:30 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Welcome Remarks by Zachary Katz, Chief Counsel and Senior Legal Advisor, Office of the

Chairman, FCC

9:40 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Impact of the Transition on the Technology and Economics of the PSTN
Participants include:

·
Dale Hatfield, University of Colorado
·
Jon Peha, Carnegie Mellon
·
William Lehr, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
·
Joe Gillan, Gillan Associates
·
Richard Shockey, SIP Forum
Moderators: Paul de Sa and Marius Schwartz, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis,
FCC
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Policies of the PSTN (e.g., accessibility, reliability, affordability, and public safety)
Participants include:

·
Carolyn Gideon, Tufts University
·
Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America
·
Gregg C. Vanderheiden, University of Wisconsin
·
Tom McGarry, Neustar
Moderators: Sharon Gillett, Wireline Competition Bureau, FCC, and Commissioner Geoffrey G.
Why, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable

Break for Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Implementing the Transition to New Networks
Participants include:

·
David Young, Verizon
·
John D. Schanz, Comcast
·
Marvin A. Sirbu, Carnegie Mellon
·
Randy Nicklas, XO Communications
Moderator: Henning Schulzrinne, Engineering Fellow, Public Safety and Homeland Security
Bureau, FCC, and Columbia University
2:10 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.
Syncing Expectations, Emerging Technologies and the Public Good
Participants include:

·
John W. Mayo, Georgetown University
·
W. Russell Neuman, University of Michigan
·
Kevin Werbach, University of Pennsylvania – Wharton
·
Donald Troshynski, Acme Packet
·
Bill Taylor, Panasonic Systems Networks
Moderators: Daniel Kirschner, Office of the General Counsel, FCC, and Shahid Ahmed, Accenture
3:20 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Economic Rationales for PSTN Transition


Participants include:

·
David J. Gabel, Queens College
·
Barbara Cherry, Indiana University
·
Lee W. McKnight, Syracuse University
·
Craig Moffett, Sanford Bernstein
·
Fernando Beltran, University of Auckland, NZ and FCC Visiting Scholar
Moderators: Paul de Sa and Marius Schwartz, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis,
FCC
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