FORUM ON BROADBAND STIMULUS AND NATIONAL BROADBAND PLAN TO BE HELD THIS MONTH
July 6, 2009
For Immediate Release
On July 17, Media Access Project (MAP) will hold its second forum of the 2009 public policy series, MAPPING CHANGE - Future of Access and Innovation.
Title: Broadband Stimulus and the National Broadband Plan: What They Mean for Communications, Technology, and Innovation
Date/Time: Friday, July 17, 2009, 10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Dickstein Shapiro Conference Center, Washington, DC
Government, industry, and public interest stakeholders alike hold high hopes for the $7.2 billion allocated by the economic stimulus package to develop broadband service nationwide, and the Congressional mandate for a National Broadband Plan. The second MAPPING CHANGE forum will serve as a platform for government officials, state-level organizations, private sector representatives, and other leaders in the field to discuss elements of these two efforts, and their potential for job creation and widespread broadband deployment and adoption.
· Thomas Kalil, Associate Director for Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology
· Lisa Zaina, Chief of Staff, Rural Utilities Service
· Joanne Hovis, President, Columbia Telecommunications Corporation
· Matt Polka, President and CEO, American Cable Association
· And more!
The entire MAPPING CHANGE program is free of charge and open to the public.
For over 37 years, MAP has occupied a unique role as a Washington thought leader on communications and technology policy. MAP is the leading advocate for open access and provides direct legal representation of public interest groups before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Federal Courts, while also providing strategic legal, regulatory and policy counsel to civil rights, civil liberties, consumer, labor, religious and other citizen groups. MAP has a well-earned reputation for providing savvy, intelligent and insightful analyses of the dynamic telecommunications and technology marketplace. The organization has utilized these assets to successfully convene insightful and influential public policy events.
For more on MAPPING CHANGE, go to www.mediaacccess.org/mapping-change.
Development and Communications Manager
Media Access Project