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- Susan Lerner, Executive Director, Common Cause, New York & Brendan Fischer, PRWatch,– Who is the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and how do they impact public policy making?
- Bruce Kushnick, New Networks — Reversing ALEC-based communications laws and regulations. A brief history of Telecommunications, broadband and competition in the US and the current communications landscape.
- Earl Comstock — With talk of a rewrite of the Telecom Act, what needs to be done to reverse the current policies and restore competition.
- Jonathan Askin, Brooklyn Law, BLIP – VOIP and AT&T’s FCC Petition. Why access to the networks is critical to competition in information services.
- David Rosen – Content is King — From Net Neutrality to the ISP as policeman, content, including user-generated content is an issue that won’t go away.Esq.
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- Joe Plotkin, ASA networks –Competition on all levels is an imperative.
- Joly Mac Fie, ISOC-NY — Net Neutrality principles should reflect competition of Internet, broadband and phone service as well as
- Bill Skye, Esq. — New Jersey’s rural customer are not being served. Verizon, New Jersey was to be completed by 2010 with 100% of the state’s utility being upgraded. to fiber optics, with speeds capable of 45 Mbps. in both directions.
- Edyael Casaperalta, Center for Rural Strategies, Broadband in rural areas is not happening causing economic harms to cities and customers.
- Art Brodsky,How the game is played.
- Dana Spiegel, NYC Wireless.