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The National Broadband Plan: Looking Back, Reaching Forward (@ Georgetown University)


Georgetown University - The National Broadband Plan: Looking Back, Reaching Forward(Georgetown University) – The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business hosted a day-long discussion entitled “The National Broadband Plan: Looking Back, Reaching Forward” on March 18 at Georgetown University’s School of Continuing Studies as part of its Project on the Evolution of Regulation and Innovation.

The panel discussions and keynote address covered numerous facets of the Federal Communications Commission’s National Broadband Plan, with a focus on definition, utilization of broadband to advance society as a whole, and even homeland security. Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, gave the keynote address.

Presented here are the videos of the various discussions and presentations; click on any image below to view via Georgetown McDonough YouTube channel.

Goal #1: What is the Role of Fiber? Moderator: Blair Levin, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Project, Brookings Institution and Executive Director, Gig. U: The Next Generation Network Innovation Project

Goal #1: The Role of Fiber (1:23:02)

Goal #2: Getting Maximum Value from Spectrum: More Efficiencies, More Capacity Moderator: Carolyn Brandon, Senior Industry and Innovation Fellow, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy • John Leibovitz, Deputy Bureau Chief, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau,

Goal #2: Maximum Value (1:03:43)

Goal #3: Getting Everyone On Moderator: Larry Downes, Project Director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy Project on the Evolution of Regulation and Innovation

Goal #3: Getting Everyone On (2:15:49)

Goal #4: Using Broadband to Achieve National Purposes Moderator: Blair Levin, Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Project, Brookings Institution and Executive Director, Gig. U: The Next Generation Network Innovation Project

Goal #4: National Purposes (1:03:47)

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