Bush Administration U.S. & Global Broadband Policy Perspectives

Top Bush Administration Officials To Discuss U.S. & Global Broadband Policy Perspectives At WCA 2007

WASHINGTON, DC (May 15, 2007) – Top Bush Administration officials will highlight broadband wireless policy perspectives in the U.S. and globally during a keynote-level session at 9:15 a.m. on Thursday, June 14 at WCA 2007 – the wireless broadband industry’s premier global convention organized by the Wireless Communications Association International.

Addressing the industry’s premier annual event will be John M. R. Kneuer, Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information and Administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce; and Ambassador David A. Gross, U.S. Coordinator for International Communications & Information Policy, U.S. Department of State. The session will kick off a nearly day-long WCA’s 700 MHz Issues & Answers Summit, which will convene participants from WCA’s diverse membership of organizations vitally interested in the band.

“As the President’s top communications officials, John Kneuer and Ambassador Gross are at the center of a host of vital policy issues affecting both government and commercial spectrum users and are in a unique position to shape the broadband wireless regulatory environment,” commented WCA President Andrew Kreig. “We have seen their offices be very responsive to industry concerns throughout their tenure and much look forward to their views on most current issues.”

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, WCA 2007 will be held from June 12-15, 2007 at historic Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. It will convene over 1,700 industry leaders and high-level government officials from over 40 nations, with 140+ distinguished speakers debating business, policy, technology, investing, security and international wireless issues. For details, visit: Agenda and Speakers. To register: Register Me!

About John M. R. Kneuer

John M. R. Kneuer was nominated to his post by President George W. Bush on May 1, 2006, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Dec. 9, 2006. As Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information, he oversees and directs NTIA, which seeks to promote market-based policies. In addition to representing the Executive Branch in domestic and international telecommunications and information policy activities, NTIA also manages the federal use of spectrum; performs cutting edge telecommunications research and engineering, including resolving technical telecommunications issues for the federal government and private sector; and administers infrastructure and public telecommunications facilities grants. For more information, please visit: NTIA Website.

About David A. Gross

Ambassador David A. Gross has served since August 2001 as the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and unanimously confirmed by the Senate. Ambassador Gross began his career in communications twenty-five years ago. Since joining the Department of State, Ambassador Gross has addressed the United Nations (UN) General Assembly and has led more U.S. delegations to major international telecommunication conferences than anyone in modern history. For more information, please visit: U.S. Department of State Website.

About the Wireless Communications Association

Founded in 1988, WCA (www.wcai.com) is the trade association for the broadband wireless industry, with some 250 member companies on six continents.