Advances in information communication technologies are providing greater penetration, new services and connectivity to the world. Yet, the needs of communities and consumers are increasing. There is a blurring of lines among technologies and jurisdictions in the deployment of communications infrastructure, including wireline, wireless and cable, and the digital platforms and services offered to consumers.
Many state and local governments have taken steps to facilitate local access to this broad array of offerings by removing barriers and developing partnerships. However, federal, state and local governments still face conflicts on what entity should regulate the deployment and management of these converged digital technologies and in what ways.
The Conference will aim to develop an understanding of the appropriate regulatory structure to incentivize the deployment of communications infrastructure to unserved areas, and ways to promote competition and protect consumers on the internet. Conferees will recommend policies to promote consumer trust and strategies to accelerate the public use and safe enjoyment of communications technologies, infrastructure and services.
This event is by invitation only.