FCC Meeting on Broadband Policy

Broadband Summit: Connecting America
FCC-NARUC Joint Conference on Advanced Services

November 6, 2008, Noon to 5:15 PM
Atherton Room, Fairmont Hotel, 170 S. Market Street, San Jose, California
(in conjunction w/ Wireless Communications Association Symposium and Business Expo)

Introduction of Mayor Reed: FCC Chairman Kevin Martin

Welcoming Remarks: 12:00-12:10 PM
Mayor Chuck Reed, City of San Jose

Opening Statements of Members of Joint Conference: 12:10-12:30 PM
FCC Chairman Kevin Martin
FCC Commissioner Deborah Taylor Tate
State Commissioner Larry Landis (IN)
State Commissioners Rachelle Chong (CA), Mark Johnson (AK), Krista Tanner (IA)

Opening Statement of NARUC Telecommunications Committee Chair:
Commissioner Ray Baum (OR)

Legislative Update: Broadband Mapping Bill 12:30 - 1:00 PM
Drew Clark, Executive Director, Broadband Census

Presentation: The Future of Broadband 1:00 - 1:30 PM
Daniel Ballon, Ph.D, Policy Fellow, Technology Studies, Pacific Research Institute

Presentation: Supply and Demand-Side Drivers of Broadband Deployment and Adoption 1:30 to 2:00 PM
Thomas M. Koutsky, Resident Scholar, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal and Economic Public Policy Studies

Presentation: White Spaces: Access to the Future 2:00-2:20 PM
Douglas Garland, Vice President, Product Management, Google

Break: 2:20 - 2:30 PM

Panel 1: Great Broadband Initiatives 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Commissioner Sharon Gillett, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable, presenting on Massachusetts Broadband Initiative
Michael Ramage, Executive Director, presenting on Connected Tennessee
Steve Constantine, Director, GCI Medical Services, presenting on the Alaska Telehealth Project
Jon Christensen, presenting on Open Range Communications

Panel 2: California Broadband Initiatives 3:30 - 4:30 PM
California Broadband Task Force: Joe Camicia, Chief of Staff, Office of the Chief Information Officer
California Advanced Service Fund: CPUC Commissioner Rachelle Chong
California Emerging Technology Fund (CETF): Susan Walters, Senior Vice President

California Broadband Projects:
1. Stride Center - Barrie Hathaway, Executive Director
2. The ACME Network - Dave Master, Program Director, John Perry, Development Director
3. Pixley Connect - Dejeune Shelton, Senior Project Manager, and Maria Velasquez,
Project Coordinator

Demonstration: California Telehealth Network 4:30-5:15 PM
Dr. Thomas S. Nesbitt, MD MPH, Executive Associate Dean, UC Davis Health System, describes the California Telehealth Network, a grantee of FCC Rural Health Care Pilot Project, and demonstrates live telehealth application.

Reception 5:30 - 7 PM - By Invitation Only
Reception sponsored by Google, TechNet and Wireless Communications Association

For additional information, contact Matt Nodine at (202) 418-1646 or [email protected]; or Robert Kenny at (202) 418-2668 or [email protected].