FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler To Deliver Final Public Address

January 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. event will feature a speech from FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler before he leaves office.

Douglas Farrar
The Aspen Institute
202.736.3848 | douglas.farrar@aspeninstitute.org

WASHINGTON, January 9, 2017 — The Aspen Institute will host FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler as he addresses the public for the last time before he steps down from the position on January 18, 2017.

Chairman Wheeler’s speech entitled, “Communications at a Crossroads: Charting the Course Forward” will reflect on lessons learned during his FCC tenure and discuss the path ahead for U.S. broadband policy. He will also discuss how the change in administrations could lead to dramatic changes in government oversight of network operators, which would have profound implications for Internet users.

The event will be held in the Gildenhorn Conference room in the Aspen DC office located at One Dupont Circle NW Suite 700 Washington, D.C. 20036. The event will begin at 11:00am ET and is open to the public. For more information and to RSVP for the event, please visit our events page.

The Aspen Institute Communications and Society Program addresses the societal impact of communications and information technologies, and provides a multi-disciplinary venue for considered judgment on communications policy issues.

The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues. The Institute is based in Washington, DC; Aspen, Colorado; and on the Wye River on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. It also has offices in New York City and an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org.

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