FCC ANNOUNCES AGENDA AND PANELISTS FOR DEC. 21 BROADBAND FIELD HEARING ON SMALL BUSINESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
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FCC ANNOUNCES AGENDA AND PANELISTS FOR DEC. 21 BROADBAND FIELD
HEARING ON SMALL BUSINESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO
Introduction by Erik Garr, General Manager, National Broadband
Opening Remarks from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski1:40 p.m.
Panel 1: Small Businesses Needs
James Geiger, CEO, CBeyond
Matthew Guilford, Program Manager, Department of Innovation and
Technology, City of Chicago
Marianne Markowitz, Regional Administrator, Small Business Administration
Roberto Cornelio, COO, Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
Norma Reyes, Commissioner, Department of Business Affairs and Consumer
Protection, City of Chicago
Panel 2: Broadband and Small Business
Ed Scanlan, CEO, Total Attorneys
· Jay Sharman, CEO, TeamWorks Media
· Craig Shields, President, Graymills
· Gordon Quinn, Artistic Director, Kartemquin Films
· Ivy Walker, CEO, World Health Imaging, Telemedicine and Informatics
FCC Broadband Field Hearing on Small Business
Monday December 21, 2009, 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. CST
Gleacher Center, University of Chicago
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60611
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Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 directed the FCC to submit a National Broadband Plan
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and the use of broadband to advance solutions to national priorities, including health care,
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