PRESS TELECONFERENCE: “The Role of Government in the Broadband Economy: Making Regulations Work”
What: Press teleconference hosted by the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA)
When: Tuesday, June 26 at 11:00am ET
Where: Dial-in (888-224-1141, Conference ID: 8489614)
Why: This teleconference will discuss the impact of government regulations on the communications and telecom sectors – specifically, countercyclical regulatory policy and the role of broadband in economic growth, particularly for small businesses.
Leaders of the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) and American Consumer Institute (ACI) will examine the effects of government regulation, includingcountercyclical regulatory policy, on the communications and telecommunications industries. Mike Mandel (PPI) and Joe Fuhr (ACI) will share their thoughts on how regulatory modernization would impact economic growth, investment and innovation. The findings of a recent ACI study, “The Information Technology Revolution and the Transformation of the Small Business Economy,” will also be discussed.
Michael Mandel, chief economic strategist, Progressive Policy Institute; senior fellow, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Mack Center for Technological Innovation
Dr. Joseph P. Fuhr, senior fellow, American Consumer Institute; professor of economics, Widener University
Bruce Mehlman, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Technology Policy, Executive Director of the Technology CEO Council, co-chairman of the IIA (moderator)
The Internet Innovation Alliance is a broad-based coalition supporting broadband availability and access for all Americans including underserved and rural communities. It aims to ensure every American, regardless of race, income or geography, has access to this critical tool. The IIA seeks to promote public policies that leverage the power of entrepreneurs and the market to achieve universal broadband availability and adoption.