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Rep. DelBene, Policy Experts and Economists to Discuss Need for Progressive-Focused Broadband Policy Agenda

By / 7.16.2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 16, 2012

PRESS CONTACT: Steven Chlapecka – schlapecka@ppionline.org T: 202.525.3931

Progressive Policy Institute to host conference featuring Rep. DelBene, Policy Experts and Economists to Discuss Need for Progressive-Focused Broadband Agenda

Panel will examine PPI’s new report by Ev Ehrlich, “Shaping the Digital Age: A Progressive Broadband Agenda”

WASHINGTON – A panel of leading policy experts and economists will meet on Thursday, July 18 to discuss a new PPI report by Everett Ehrlich, which explains why the administration and Congress need to adopt a progressive broadband policy agenda that balances respect for the private investment that has built the nation’s broadband infrastructure with the need to realize the Internet’s full promise as a form of social infrastructure. This public forum will outline five key economic and consumer-focused objectives for a more appropriate policy agenda for progressives.

WHEN:           Thursday, July 18, 2013, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EST

WHERE:         B-340 Rayburn House Office Building

WHO:

Rep. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet and Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law

Everett Ehrlich, PPI Fellow; President, ESC Company; and former Undersecretary of Commerce for economic affairs in the Clinton Administration

Elliot Maxwell, former Special Advisor for the Digital Economy to U.S. Secretary of Commerce William Daley and U. S. Secretary of Commerce Norm Mineta

Nicol Turner-Lee, President and CEO, National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications

ModeratorWill Marshall, President and Founder, Progressive Policy Institute (PPI)

Watch the live webcast: www.progressivepolicy.org

MEDIA COVERAGE:

The event is open to the press. Media in attendance are required to register in advance of the event to Steven Chlapecka at 202.525.3931 orschlapecka@ppionline.org.