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Net Neutrality: The FCC's New Internet Regulations
Key issues and implications



March 3, 2015
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12-1 pm Pacific / 3-4 pm Eastern

Who Should Call In

Attorneys, business executives, agency officials and consultants working on telecommunications issues

Why You Should Call In

As expected, following a partial reversal of its Open Internet rules by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in January 2014, the FCC is now poised to adopt new ones that, among other things, impose utility type regulations on broadband Internet providers. The FCC's decision, some say the most important in decades, reverses the FCC's long standing treatment of Internet access as an unregulated information service. Instead, both landline and mobile broadband providers will now be treated as common carriers (so-called "Title II") regulation. Large broadband providers will certainly appeal the decision, while some Internet content providers and consumer groups applaud it. With President Obama's involvement, net neutrality and Title II regulation have become politically divisive, splitting Congressional support and opposition along party lines - with a legislative response to the decision possible.

The FCC is scheduled to vote on the new rules on February 26, 2015.

Our distinguished panel will discuss the decision, its complex regulatory distinctions, the implications for fixed and mobile providers, and the impact on Wall Street. You won't want to miss it!

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Agenda

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

12:00 pm

Net Neutrality: The FCC's New Internet Regulations

Introduction & Overview

Walt Sapronov, Esq., Moderator, Partner
Sapronov and Associates / Atlanta, GA

Broadband access a utility; Is that a good or bad thing?

Thomas J. Navin, Esq., Partner
Wiley Rein LLP / Washington, DC

How have the markets responded and why?

Timothy K. Horan, Managing Director
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. / New York, NY

Net Neutrality Proponents Perspective

Michael Weinberg, Vice President
Public Knowledge / Washington, DC

 
1:00 pm

Q & A (for up to 30 minutes)

 


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Our Distinguished Panel

Walt Sapronov, Moderator, Partner, Sapronov & Associates, P.C., represents enterprise, carrier and service provider clients in telecommunications transactions, regulation and privacy. With more than 30 years' experience, he has been named in Georgia Super Lawyers and the International Who's Who of Telecom Lawyers. He is a frequent lecturer on telecommunications policy matters - including network neutrality.

Timothy K. Horan is Managing Director at Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. Previously, Mr. Horan was a Research Analyst at Smith Barney, in a group that was ranked number two among wireline services teams in the 1997 Greenwich Associates institutional survey, and a perennial winner of the Institutional Investor analyst survey. Before becoming an Equity Analyst, Mr. Horan worked as a Civil Engineer on various projects in the New York area.

Thomas J. Navin, partner, Wiley Rein LLP, is the former Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, which is the Bureau primarily responsible for Title II implementation. He is an experienced communications lawyer representing clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state public service commissions in rulemakings, enforcement proceedings, and transactions involving regulated entities.

Michael Weinberg, Vice President, Public Knowledge, oversees PK Thinks, Public Knowledge's place to explore long term trends and anticipate policy challenges. He also focuses on the policy implications of emerging technologies such as 3D printing and open source hardware.