The Connected Nation Blog: Connected Nation Presenting at the Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute’s Summit

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Connected Nation Presenting at the Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute’s Summit

Phillip Brown, Connected Nation’s Director of Government Affairs & Advocacy, is in New York City sharing Connected Nation’s experience and best practices to an audience filled with people invested in expanding and promoting broadband. Other participants include representatives of the FCC, the public utility or public service commissions of several U.S. states, broadband providers, and other non-profit organizations working to improve broadband in the U.S.

On Wednesday, January 5, Brown participated in a panel called, “New Rules of the Road: What the FCC’s Net Neutrality Rules Mean for Policymakers, Service Providers, and Consumers,” as part of the Advanced Communications Law & Policy Institute’s ADVANCEDCOMM SUMMIT 2011.

The panel covered how these new rules could impact service providers, state policymakers, and consumers.

On Thursday, January 6, Brown spoke as part of a panel on the “Broadband Adoption Status Report: State & Federal Issues,” where panelists, who included Blair Levin of the Aspen Institute, a key architect of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan, as well as representatives of One Economy, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, and
Older Adults Technology Services, discussed the progress on broadband adoption efforts throughout the United States. In addition, the discussion covered initiatives to sustain those efforts.

The Summit continues through Friday, January 7.

To learn more about how Connected Nation is participating in broadband adoption efforts, please visit our state programs webpage, Here you will find links to all of our state-based broadband mapping and planning programs and you can explore what we are doing on this front and what we have planned for the future