National Broadband Plan Workshop on Technology/Applications and Devices (see summary)

National Broadband Plan Workshop on Technology/Applications and Devices

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Federal Communications Commission
Room TW-C305 (Commission Meeting Room)
445 12th Street SW
Washington, DC 20554

August 27, 2009
1:30 pm-3:30pm

Contact:
James Miller
[email protected]
(202) 418-7351
http://broadband.gov/ws_tech_applications.html

The goal of this workshop is to explore trends in the use of and development of broadband applications and devices. The workshop will identify the technologies and packages of technology pieces that comprise the "killer app" trend-setting broadband applications driving broadband use. It will also identify these technologies' requirements for broadband infrastructure and devices. Understanding both the trends and needs that facilitate growth in broadband applications and devices, the workshop will aid Commission efforts to identify metrics and data-gathering techniques to track and evaluate broadband infrastructure deployments, and develop key broadband policies to foster broadband application and device investment, development, and use.

The workshop will develop this background by answering crucial questions about how consumers use applications and devices, and the challenges to developing them. Workshop participants will discuss what innovative ways consumers are using broadband today. In what ways is consumers' use of broadband changing? How are evolutions in devices facilitating what consumers can do with broadband? How will applications evolve in the next 5, 10, and 15 years? Examining the technical requirements of applications and devices, participants will discuss if advancements in broadband infrastructure could make possible applications currently limited by the present environment? What are the challenges to developing broadband applications for fixed and mobile broadband? What changes in broadband devices and development platforms could realize new growth in applications? What changes in applications or devices will drive changes to networks? What regulatory or legal barriers constrain the growth of broadband applications and devices?

FCC Participants:
• Brian David, Adoption & Usage Director, Omnibus Broadband Initiative
• Julius Knapp, Chief, Office of Engineering & Technology (OET)
• James Miller, Attorney Advisor, OET
• Alison Neplokh, Senior Electronics Engineer, Media Bureau
• Stagg Newman, Chief Technologist, Omnibus Broadband Initiative

Panel 1: Current Experiences and Trends in Applications and Devices
• Anoop Gupta, Corporate Vice President for Technology Policy & Strategy, Microsoft
• Tim Napoleon, Chief Strategist, Digital Media, Akamai Technologies
• Robb Topolski, Chief Technologist, Open Technology Initiative, New America Foundation, Public Knowledge, Free Press
• Edward Seidel, Director, Office of Cyberinfrastructure, National Science Foundation
• Evan Young, Senior Director, Product Marketing, TiVo Inc.
• Bill Gurley, General Partner, Benchmark Capital

• Panel 2: Emerging Applications and Devices and the Infrastructure to Support Them
• Sunil Daluvoy, Senior Manager, New Business Development, Google
• Jeremy Liew, Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners
• David Hsieh, Vice President, Solutions Marketing & Emerging Technologies, Cisco Systems, Inc.
• Laureen Cook, Vice President, 4G/LTE Strategy, Alcatel-Lucent
• Mathew Oommen, Vice President, Device & Technology Development, Sprint Nextel

The following are some of the preliminary topics that will be covered at this workshop. The FCC is inviting suggestions.

Trends

  • What are innovative ways consumers are using broadband today?
  • How are the ways consumers use broadband changing?
  • How are evolutions in devices facilitating what consumers can do with broadband?
  • How will applications evolve in the next 5, 10, and 15 years?

Needs

  • What advancements in broadband infrastructure could make possible applications currently limited by the available pipe?
  • What are the challenges to developing broadband applications for fixed and mobile broadband?
  • What changes in broadband devices and development platforms could realize new growth in applications?
  • How may changes in applications drive changes to networks?
  • What regulatory or legal barriers constrain the growth of broadband applications and devices?
  • In what ways do applications and devices leverage legal, social, and technical features of cybersecurity?