SOURCE: Pike & Fischer

March 28, 2007 10:39 ET

Congressman Rick Boucher to Keynote Broadband Policy Summit III

ARLINGTON, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2007 -- Congressman Rick Boucher, a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus will keynote Pike & Fischer's Broadband Policy Summit III: Broadband Full Steam Ahead (, at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA, June 7-8, 2007.

Congressman Boucher has been a leading advocate for the reform of federal telecom laws. He is the author and sponsor of laws allowing commercial traffic on the Internet, of the first Satellite Home Viewer Act, and of the first bills enabling telco/cable video competition. He is a leading voice in the net neutrality, universal service reform, broadband deployment, and intellectual property debates now raging in Congress and the marketplace.

During the two-day Summit, business and government leaders will define and debate the trends, issues and problems shaping policy decisions that will foster or inhibit the high-speed Internet, voice-over-IP, and IP video sectors. Congressman Boucher is slated to appear as the luncheon keynote on Thursday, June 7th and will discuss the latest legislative activity on Capitol Hill. Summit panel discussions will cover regulatory and legislative activity, emerging telecom applications, net neutrality, broadband deployment, state and local issues and forecasts from top Wall Street analysts.

Additional keynote addresses will be made by FCC Commissioner Robert M. McDowell, and John M.R. Kneuer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Communications and Information, and Administrator of the NTIA. The Summit will play host to a wide range of industry experts representing telcos, cable companies, content companies, equipment providers, industry associations and think tanks -- including:

--  Richard E. Wiley -- Former FCC Chairman, Senior Partner, WILEY REIN
--  Jeffrey A. Campbell -- Director, Technology & Communications Policy,
--  Howard J. Symons -- Partner, MINTZ LEVIN COHN FERRIS GLOVSKY & POPEO
--  James Cicconi -- Sr. VP for External Affairs, AT&T
--  Alexandra M. Wilson -- VP of Public Policy, COX ENTERPRISES, INC.
--  Kathryn Brown -- Sr. VP Public Policy Development & International
    Gov't Relations, VERIZON
--  Jamie Hedlund -- Director, Public Policy, YAHOO!, INC.
--  Paul E. Misener -- VP for Global Public Policy, AMAZON.COM
--  Richard S. Whitt - Washington Telecom & Media Counsel, GOOGLE, INC.
--  Scott Cleland -- Chief Executive Officer, PRECURSOR
--  Blair Levin -- Managing Director, STIFEL NICOLAUS
The Summit is Washington's preeminent telecom forum for the debate and exchange of ideas about how technological advances, legal and policy developments, and changing business models are shaping the future of the broadband industry. To learn more, go to

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