• Free State Foundation’s Ninth Annual Telecom Policy Conference
  • June 21, 2017 | Author: Kathleen M. Slattery
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • Last week, the Free State Foundation held their Ninth Annual Telecom Policy Conference focusing on the impact of regulation on investment and innovation. One panel included Meredith Baker (CTIA), David Cohen (Comcast), Kim Keenan (MMTC), Blair Levin (Brookings Institution), and Robert Quinn (AT&T, focusing on the regulatory environment needed to facilitate deployment of 5G wireless technology and to ensure that all Americans have access to broadband. All panelists agreed on the core principles of net neutrality set out in the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order; only Levin disagreed that the Title II classification of broadband was stifling investment. The conference also featured a “Conversation with FCC Chairman Ajit Pai,” in which Pai discussed his overall regulatory philosophy. The Chairman declined to comment on specific policies because most are the subjects of open FCC proceedings. For more information, please contact Kathleen Slattery ([email protected]; 202.434.4244).