16th Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium

Phoenix Center
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
8:30 am and 12:30 pm

8:30 - 9:00 am: Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15 am: Welcome and Overview - Lawrence J. Spiwak, President, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

9:15 - 10:00 am: Panel Discussion: Promoting Broadband Investment in the 21st Century

  • Dr. Tim Brennan, Professor of Economics - UMBC and former Chief Economist - Federal Communications Commission
  • Dr. John Mayo, Professor of Professor of Economics, Business and Public Policy - Georgetown University
  • Dr. George Ford, Chief Economist - The Phoenix Center


  • Dr. Jerry Duvall, Senior Advisor to the Division Chief for Economics, Telecommunications & Analysis Division, International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

10:00 - 10:15 am: Coffee and Networking Break

10:15 - 10:45 am: Panel Discussion: Political Landscape After the 2016 Election

  • Hon. Rick Boucher - Former Chairman, House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology;
  • Rich Galen - Former press-secretary to Vice President Dan Quayle and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich


  • Lawrence J. Spiwak, President - The Phoenix Center

10:45 - 11:00 am: Coffee and Networking Break

11:00 - 12:00 pm: Panel Discussion: Legislative Priorities for the 115th Congress

  • James Assey, Executive Vice President - NCTA
  • Kelly Cole, Senior Vice President, Government Affairs - CTIA
  • Peter Davidson, Senior Vice President, Federal Government Relations - Verizon
  • James Reid, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs - Telecommunications Industry Association


  • Lawrence J. Spiwak, President - The Phoenix Center

12:00 - 12:30 pm: Presentation of the 2016 Jerry B. Duvall Public Service Award to FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen

12:30 pm: Conference Adjourns

Our conference is a "widely-attended event" and is open to government employees, press and other interested persons. There is no charge to attend and walk-ins are welcome.

Participate in the on-line Twitter discussion with the hashtag #PHXpolicy.

Mimosas will again be served.