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FCC Provides Agenda for the First Gigabit Community Broadband Workshop

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Released: March 25, 2013


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DA 13-548

March 25, 2013



The 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

9:15 – 10:20 am

Panel 1: What Communities Can Do with a Gigabit

This panel will discuss how communities can leverage a gigabit network to
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
in Education

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

This panel will discuss different communities’ strategies for deploying a gigabit
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 Break

11:35 – 12:15 pm

Live Demonstration of Gigabit Applications

Demonstrations will take place in the Commission Meeting Room and
Technology Experience Center.


William Wallace

, Executive Director, US Ignite
12:15 – 1:00 pm

Lunch Break

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Panel 3: Innovation in Demand Aggregation

This panel will discuss the economic barriers to gigabit networks and how
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

This panel will discuss how localities can leverage their tools to incent
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 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 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 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 on the day of the event. Viewers may submit
questions by e-mail to

Website –

Updates to the agenda, as well as panelist materials will be available on the workshop’s
website at
For additional information about the meeting, please contact Matt Warner, Wireline Competition
Bureau, at (202) 418-2419 (voice) or (email); Steve Rowings, Wireline
Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-1033 (voice) or (email); or Kristine
Fargotstein, Wireline Competition Bureau, at (202) 418-2774 (voice) or

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