Broadband Census for America

American Association for the Advancement of Science
1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC.
(The building is at the corner of 12th Street and H Street, NW.)
Friday, September 26, 2008
8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

BroadbandCensus.com, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Texas at Austin's Robert S. Strauss Center, and the Virginia Tech eCorridors Program invite government officials, academic researchers and other key stakeholders to a half-day conference on collecting and sharing public data about high-speed internet access.

They aims to assemble state, local and federal officials engaged in gathering and mapping information about broadband availability, competition, speeds, prices and quality of service. Academic researchers will lend their perspective on the importance of universal broadband data.

Keynote speakers scheduled to address the conference include:

Eamonn Confrey, First Secretary, Information and Communications Policy, Embassy of Ireland. Mr. Confrey has confirmed as the luncheon speaker on "Mapping out Broadband for Consumers: The Irish Experience."
Massachusetts Representative Ed Markey*, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. (*Invited to present opening keynote.)
The conference will also feature two panel discussions assembling key officials from academia, the states, the federal government and private-sector initiatives to publish broadband information.

The following is a complete list of the program:

Eamonn Confrey, First Secretary, Information and Communications Policy, Embassy of Ireland. Mr. Confrey has confirmed as the luncheon speaker on "Mapping out Broadband for Consumers: The Irish Experience."
Massachusetts Representative Ed Markey*, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. (*Invited to present opening keynote.)
The conference will also feature two panel discussions. Panelists scheduled to speak on the first panel, titled "Does America Need a Broadband Census?", include the following:

Art Brodsky, Communications Director, Public Knowledge
Drew Clark, Executive Director, BroadbandCensus.com
Professor Kenneth Flamm, University of Texas at Austin, coauthor, "Measuring Broadband: Improving Communications Policymaking through Better Data Collection," (Pew Internet and American Life Project: 2007)
Debbie Goldman, Speed Matters Coordinator, Communications Workers of America
Larry Landis, Indiana Utility Regulatory Commissioner; also State Chair, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners-FCC Joint Conference on Advanced Services
Raquel Noriega, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Connected Nation
This panel will be moderated by Jim Puzzanghera, Los Angeles Times
Panelists scheduled to speak on the second panel, "How Should America Conduct a Broadband Census?", include the following:

Rachelle Chong*, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Jeffrey Campbell, Director, Technology and Communications Policy, Cisco Systems
Dr. William Lehr, Economist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jane Smith Patterson, Executive Director, e-NC Authority
Jean Plymale, Virginia Tech eCorridors Program
Note: Other panelists have also been invited to participate on this panel.

This panel will be moderated by Carol Wilson, Telephony Online.

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To place your reservation to attend, please e-mail: [email protected]