Lecture -- Hanging Up on Regulation: The Case for Telecom Reform

Speaker(s): The Honorable John Ensign (R-NV)
United States Senator

Introductory Remarks by:

James Gattuso
Research Fellow in Regulatory Policy,
Thomas A. Roe Institute for
Economic Policy Studies,
The Heritage Foundation
Host(s): Michael Franc
Vice President,
Government Relations,
The Heritage Foundation
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Can lawmakers reform the complex and outdated regulatory scheme that governs telecommunications markets? Can new technologies like VoIP and other Internet-based communications systems be protected from the impulse of the government to regulate and tax? As Chairman of the Senate High Tech Task Force, Senator John Ensign has written legislation to reform how emerging communications markets are regulated. Please join us as he explains what he believes needs to be done and the prospects for success.