Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

NEW: Watch Title II Versus 706 Discussion – RECORDED!

MMTC invites you to join us at the Rayburn House Office Building (Room B-369) on Tuesday, October 14th, from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm as a panel of telecom experts discusses “Title II Versus Section 706: Identifying the Regulatory Framework that Furthers the Goals of Broadband Adoption, Competition, and Deployment.”

The current debate on the future of the Internet has led to differences in the appropriate regulatory approach that will foster broadband adoption, competition, and deployment. For some, the reclassification of broadband has been proposed as a solution for advancing these goals, while for others, the current authority granted to the Federal Communications Commission under Section 706 of the Communications Act is sufficient.

Moderator:

Nicol Turner-Lee, Ph.D., Vice President and Chief Research and Policy Officer, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council

Panelists:

Diana Carew, Economist and Director, Young American Prosperity Project, Progressive Policy Institute
Anna-Maria Kovacs, Visiting Senior Policy Scholar, Georgetown University’s Center for Business and Public Policy
Allison Remsen, Executive Director, Mobile Future
Timothy Robinson, Senior Policy Counsel and Legislative Director, Office of Congressman Bobby Rush
Hal Singer, Principal, Economists Incorporated
Justin-Velez Hagan, President, Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce

The panel will discuss whether a more regulated Internet will foster the type of digital inclusion and engagement of broad communities, especially those that are underserved communities and small businesses. Attendees will hear proposals for which regulatory framework is more likely to ensure universal broadband adoption and deployment, while fostering competition and innovation in a broadband-driven economy.