National Journal Telecom Policy Forum

Tuesday, May 2, 2006
Phoenix Park Hotel Ballroom
520 North Capitol Street, NW

8:30 am — 11:00 am
8:30 am - 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

Join National Journal's Technology Daily for a front-line discussion on the state of telecommunications policy. Tune into recent developments on House and Senate legislation designed to modernize the nation's telecommunications laws. Panelists will delve into flashpoint issues like high-speed wireless technologies, video franchising and network neutrality.

Industry players are feuding over whether franchising rules should be eased for telecom firms looking to rival their cable competitors in the market. Net neutrality refers to the push to keep dominant Bell and cable companies from charging competitors more to transmit high-speed Internet content. More than ever is at stake for firms of all sizes, states and the telecom and technology industries.

Please join us for what is sure to be a lively debate among experts, and a chance for you to ask questions on these topics and more.

RSVP to Megan Tuttle at 202-266-7180 or [email protected]

Keynote Address
Congressman Fred Upton
Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet

Panel Discussion
Doron Gorshein, President and Chief Executive Officer, The America Channel
Kerry Knott, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs, Comcast
Tim McKone, Executive Vice President of Federal Relations, AT&T
Chris Vein, Executive Director of the Department of Telecommunications and Information Services, City of San Francisco; Senior Technology Advisor, Mayor Gavin Newsom
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Moderator: Drew Clark, Senior Writer, Technology Daily