Phoenix Center 2012 Annual U.S. Telecoms Symposium Part II

Thursday, January 3, 2013 • 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

University Club
1135 16th Street, NW • Washington, DC 20036

Conference Theme:
Implications of the 2012 Election on U.S. Broadband Policy


9:00 – 9:30:
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 – 9:40:
Welcome Remarks and Introduction
Lawrence J. Spiwak
President, Phoenix Center for Advanced Legal & Economic Public Policy Studies

9:40 – 10:00:
Keynote Address
Representative Marsha Blackburn
Vice Chair, House Energy and Commerce Committee

10:00 – 11:00:
Economists Panel

  • Dr. Hal J. Singer, Managing Director and Principal – Navigant Economics
  • Dr. Tim Brennan, Professor – University of Maryland Baltimore County
  • Dr. George Ford, Chief Economist – The Phoenix Center


  • Dr. Jerry Duvall, Chief Economist – International Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

11:00 – 12:00:
"A View From the Trenches” – FCC Regulatory Priorities in 2013

  • Blair Levin, Former Director, Federal Communications Commission National Broadband Plan
  • Chris Guttman-McCabe, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs – CTIA
  • Bob Quinn, Senior Vice-President, Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer – AT&T
  • Rick Chessen, Senior Vice President, Law & Regulatory Policy – NCTA


  • Lawrence J. Spiwak, President – The Phoenix Center

12:00 – 12:30:
2012 Jerry B. Duvall Public Service Award Ceremony
Commissioner Robert M. McDowell – Federal Communications Commission

Conference Adjourns

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