Digital Broadband Migration: The Future of Internet-Enabled Innovation
February 10-11, 2013
CLE credits: 12 general
The Internet, taken for granted by so many, has an uncertain future. Game-changing technologies and unexpected innovations will surprise us and, as we have seen before, raise a series of policy, business, and technical issues that will challenge the ability of 20th century institutions to keep up. The Digital Broadband Migration conference will look ahead at these changes in the Internet environment, specifically considering three policy dimensions receiving increasing attention:
- Interoperability and Interconnection: The discussion will examine the forces and strategies around how to enable interoperability and interconnection in the Internet Protocol-based environment. This examination will ask how traditional regulation of the physical connection of networks and voice communications will be applied in a world where some of the most important network connections and voice interoperability are outside the scope of today's regulatory regime.
- Internet Governance: The discussion will consider emerging competitive forces, battles, and policy responses in the Internet space, including the role of traditional competition policy and intellectual property rights.
- Innovation and Competition: The discussion will evaluate how and whether wireless communications will facilitate innovation and competition in a wireless broadband environment.
- Randall L. Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, AT&T
- Julius Genachowski (invited), Chairman, Federal Communications Commission
- Jon Leibowitz (invited), Chairman, Federal Trade Commission
- Glenn A. Britt, Chairman and CEO, Time Warner Cable Inc.