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Workshop On The Future Of Broadband Regulation At FCC May 29-30, 2014

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Released: May 13, 2014

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NEWS MEDIA CONTACT:
May 13, 2014
Kim Hart, (202) 418-8191
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WORKSHOP ON THE FUTURE OF BROADBAND REGULATION

AT FCC MAY 29-30, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The Institute for Information Policy (IIP) of Pennsylvania State University and the
Federal Communications Commission are co-sponsoring a by-invitation workshop on the Future of
Broadband Regulation, to be held at FCC headquarters on May 29-30, 2014. IIP organized the workshop
and selected (via a public Call for Papers) the academic and government experts who will present
research “work-in-progress” to their fellow participants for discussion and critique.
Revised and completed papers may be submitted for publication to the Journal of Information Policy. The
workshop program and abstracts of the papers to be presented will be available at
http://iip.comm.psu.edu/ on May 22, 2014.
The workshop will open with a public plenary session in the FCC Meeting Room from 8:45-10:00 AM on
Thursday May 29. Senior FCC management and other representatives will review some of the policy
challenges that the transition to a ubiquitous IP-based broadband network poses.
The workshop will afford FCC staff an opportunity to learn about current academic research and to
highlight for the academics issues and questions that might be suitable for further research. The workshop
paper presentations will be made in a small-group format. Although space is quite limited, those wishing
to observe the academic discussions will be accommodated on a space available basis.
In order to foster a candid discussion of work at an early stage of development, the workshop sessions
will be conducted under the “Chatham House Rule” (participants are free to use information received in
the meeting but may not reveal the identity or affiliation of any speaker or other participant), except to the
extent required for adherence to the FCC’s ex parte regulations. Interested parties should contact the
organizers at pennstateiip@psu.edu by May 20, 2014 and will be notified of space availability by May
22, 2014.
The meeting site is fully accessible to people using wheelchairs or other mobility aids. Reasonable
accommodations for people with disabilities are available upon request. Include a description of the
accommodation you will need and tell us how to contact you if we need more information. Make your
request as early as possible. Last minute requests will be accepted, but may be impossible to fill. Send an
email to: fcc504@fcc.gov or call the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau at 202-418-0530 (voice),
202-418-0432 (TTY).
-FCC-

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