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National BroadBand Plan: It's Impact on The Underserved Communities Nationally
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National BroadBand Plan: It's Impact on The Underserved Communities Nationally

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge, 529 14th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC  20045

Keynote Remarks
Blair Levin, Esq.
Communications and Society Fellow
Aspen Institute

Invites you to a Technology Policy Forum

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved – One Year Later

As the first anniversary of the Federal Communication Commission’s National Broadband Plan approaches, 33 percent of Americans still do not have broadband access. While broadband is an indispensable component of President Obama’s innovation agenda, individuals who have not adopted broadband will be left out.  In his State of the Union Address, President Obama set his expectation for ensuring that 98 percent of Americans would have access to wireless broadband. The National Broadband Plan is the U.S. government’s first genuine articulation of broadband deployment best practices that will extend economic development and greater opportunities for democratic participation in every community.  One year later, we ask whether these goals are being accomplished.  Please join us as National Broadband Plan architect, Blair Levin, shares the progress of these efforts.

Welcome:
Ralph B. Everett, Esq., President and CEO, Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Opening Remarks:
Joseph S. Miller, Esq., Deputy Director and Senior Policy Director, Media and Technology Institute,
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies

Panel:
Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Vice President and Director, Media and Technology Institute, Joint Center for Political and
Economic Studies (moderator)
Paul de Sa, Chief, Office of Strategic Planning and Policy Analysis, Federal Communications Commission
Dean Garfield, Esq., President and CEO, Information Technology Industry Council
Kim Marcus, Executive Director, Public Policy and Telecommunications Institute, Rainbow PUSH
Larry Strickling, Esq., Assistant Secretary, National Telecommunications Information Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce (invited)
Scott Wallsten, Vice President for Research and Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute
Brent Wilkes, President and CEO, LULAC

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies is one of the nation’s leading research and public policy institutions and the only one whose work focuses primarily on issues of particular concern to African Americans and other people of color.
To learn more, please visit www.jointcenter.org.

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