FCC Provides Agenda for the First Gigabit Community Broadband Workshop
Federal Communications Commission
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Washington, D.C. 20554
March 25, 2013
FCC WORKSHOP ON GIGABIT COMMUNITY BROADBAND NETWORKS
AGENDAThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) provides the Agenda, panelist and other
information about the workshop scheduled for March 27, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
9:00 – 9:10 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski
Panel 1: What Communities Can Do with a Gigabit
achieve economic and social benefits.
Jonathan Sallet, Senior Adjunct Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law,
Technology, and Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado Law School
Dr. Kecia Ray, At-Large Representative, International Society for Technology
David Sandel, President, Sandel & Associates
David Wade, Executive Vice President and COO, EPB
William Wallace, Executive Director, US Ignite
10:25 – 11:30 am
Panel 2: Becoming a Gigabit Community
network and key drivers for success and pitfalls to avoid.
Dale Hatfield, Senior Fellow, Silicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and
Entrepreneurship, University of Colorado Law School
Jim Baller, President, Baller Herbst Law Group
Gary Evans, Senior Consultant, Hiawatha Broadband Communications
Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, North Carolina State
Tony Perez, Director, Seattle Office of Cable Communications
11:30 – 11:35 am
Short Break11:35 – 12:15 pm
Live Demonstration of Gigabit Applications
Technology Experience Center.
William Wallace, Executive Director, US Ignite
12:15 – 1:00 pm
Lunch Break1:00 – 2:15 pm
Panel 3: Innovation in Demand Aggregation
aggregating demand can increase revenue opportunities.
Blair Levin, Communications & Society Fellow, Aspen Institute
Communications and Society Program
Mark Ansboury, President and Co-Founder, Gigabit Squared
Aaron Deacon, Managing Director, KC Digital Drive
Kevin Leddy, Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Time Warner Cable
David Young, Executive Director, Public Policy Development, Verizon
2:20 – 3:35 pm
Panel 4: Leveraging Local Tools
deployment of a gigabit network and what providers can offer in exchange.
Steven Wildman, Chief Economist, FCC
Heather Gold, President, Fiber-to-the-Home Council Americas
Milo Medin, Vice President of Access Services, Google
Christopher Mitchell, Director, Telecommunications as Commons Initiative,
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Rick Usher, Assistant City Manager, City of Kansas City, Missouri
The FCC will attempt to accommodate as many attendees as possible; however, admittance will
be limited to seating availability. The Commission will provide audio and/or video coverage of the
meeting over the Internet from the FCC’s Web page at https://www.fcc.gov/live. Open captioning will be
provided for this event. Other reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon
request. Requests for such accommodations should be submitted via e-mail to email@example.com or by
calling the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at (202) 418–0530 (voice), (202) 418–0432 (tty).
Such requests should include a detailed description of the accommodation needed. In addition, please
include a way the FCC can contact you if it needs more information. Please allow as much advance
notice as possible; last-minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill.
Attendance –This Workshop is open to the public. In order to ensure space availability and expedite the
security check-in process, please submit name and company affiliation ahead of time by sending an email
to firstname.lastname@example.org. All attendees are advised to arrive approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of the
workshop to allow time to go through our security process.
Lunch –Attendees will be given a list of local establishments they can visit during the lunch break.
Webcast –To view the webcast, go to www.fcc.gov/live on the day of the event. Viewers may submit
questions by e-mail to email@example.com.
Website –Updates to the agenda, as well as panelist materials will be available on the workshop’s
website at https://www.fcc.gov/events/gigabit-workshop-1.
For additional information about the meeting, please contact Matt Warner, Wireline Competition
Bureau, at (202) 418-2419 (voice) or Matthew.Warner@fcc.gov (email); Steve Rowings, Wireline
Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-1033 (voice) or Steven.Rowings@fcc.gov (email); or Kristine
Fargotstein, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-2774 (voice) or Kristine.Fargotstein@fcc.gov
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