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ITIF Event: The Need for Speed: The Importance of Next-Generation Broadband Networks

ITIF will release a report on the need for next-generation broadband in the United States. The report will document how the transformative functionalities that next-generation broadband enables will unlock a wave of innovative new Web applications, delivering benefits to consumers, society, businesses, and the economy. While getting broadband service to the Americans who lack it is an important policy target, the report argues that supporting the deployment of faster broadband networks will be crucial to enabling next-generation Web-based applications and services that will play important roles in improving quality of life and boosting economic growth.

Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Place: The St. Regis Hotel (map and directions)
923 16th and K Streets, N.W.
Chandelier Room
Washington, DC 20006


Robert Atkinson (bio)
President, The Information and Innovation Foundation

Stephen Ezell (bio) (slides)
Senior Analyst, The Information and Innovation Foundation


Tom Galvin (bio)
Partner, 463 Communications


Jeff Campbell (bio)
Director, Technology and Communications, Cisco Systems

John Windhausen Jr. (bio)
President, Telepoly Consulting

Chris Vein (bio)
CIO, City of San Francisco, California

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